By Dipo Olowookere
Business Post has learnt that First Nation Airways, which suspended its operations last week, will resume flight operations next week.
A statement issued by the company and obtained by Business Post disclosed that the airline operator will re-commence operations on Thursday, September 15, 2016.
In the press statement issued by the Head, Corporate Affairs of the airline, Mr Rasheed Yusuff, the company said it was undergoing engine maintenance for safety operations, in line with global practice in the industry.
It, however, denied folding up or on the verge of doing so.
“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,” the statement said.
It said further that, “This reputation was reinforced by FirstNation’s achievement of International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification, which is the airline industry global bench mark for world class safety standard in record time of 12 months.”
According to the company, “We are working to grow the fleet as well. All our aircraft have recently undergone C-Check and returned contrary to the blatant lies contained in the said publication.”
First Nation suspended its operations last week few days after Aero Contractor, another airline operator, took a similar step.