FirstNation, Nigeria’s local carrier Airways has announced to return to business on September 15.
Rasheed Yusuf, FirstNation’s Head of Corporate Affairs, said the airline suspended operations last week to carry out routine maintenance on its fleet in line with safety standards and regulations.
Mr. Yusuf said FirstNation was not experiencing financial crisis and it would resume scheduled flights in the days ahead.
“FirstNation is not on the verge of folding up. In reality, since the airline launched services in 2011, the airline has built a strong followership and has been rated consistently as market leader on safety and schedule integrity,” Mr. Yusuf said.
Nigeria’s economic crisis had seen operational costs, including the prices of aviation fuel, skyrocket in recent months, forcing some international airlines to source fuel and engine parts from other West African countries.
Consequently, local and international flights operators recently hiked prices of their tickets.