“Together with Airbus, we are incredibly proud to announce the largest order ever for the A220 from the African continent. The Green Africa story is a story of entrepreneurial boldness, strategic foresight and an unwavering commitment to using the power of air travel to create a better future,” Founder and Chief Executive Babawande Afolabi said.

Green Africa Airways secured its Air Services Licence (ASL) from the Nigerian Ministry of Transport in mid-2018 and is now in the process of obtaining its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

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In December 2018, the start-up announced a tentative order for fifty B737-8s with a further fifty options. It is unclear if the carrier has decided to switch to A220s due to the grounding of the Boeing]# narrowbodies or if it plans to operate both types alongside each other.