Nigeria Air is inching very close to actualisation as the carrier will be presented with an Air Transport Licence (ATL) today by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority Authority (NCAA).
The ATL is issued as authorisation to airlines to provide scheduled and non-scheduled services.
The report further stated that the licence will be presented to the interim management of the airline at the headquarters of the aviation regulatory body in Abuja.
This new development was made known on the Instagram handle of the Ministry of Aviation @fmaviationng which reads, “The @NigerianCAA will on Monday, June 6th, 2022 present the Air Transport License (ATL) to the interim management of the #NigeriaAir, Nigeria’s national carrier at the NCAA’s Corporate headquarters, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja”.
The Air Transport License (ATL) is issued as authorisation to airlines to provide scheduled and non-scheduled services. It is one of the licenses received by airlines before they can commence operation just as they await the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) that fully guarantees them the right to begin air services.
Nigeria Air Limited, the country’s proposed national carrier, had in April 2022 applied to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for a license to operate scheduled and non-scheduled passenger and cargo services.
The Federal Government had on many occasions promised that the airline will commence operations soon, the last promise being July.
It was also gathered that the first out of the three wet-leased aircraft for the airline may arrive in the country this month, while its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC), which will enable it to commence as a scheduled operator from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) may also be granted in this June.