On Monday, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is likely to issue an Air Transport License (ATL) to Nigeria Air, the country’s proposed national carrier.
At the offices of the aviation regulatory agency in Abuja, the license will be delivered to the airline’s temporary management.
This was announced on the Ministry of Aviation’s Instagram account, @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 new national airline will offer both scheduled and non-scheduled flights. It is one of the licenses that airlines must obtain before they can begin operations, while also awaiting the all-important Air Operator Certificate (AOC), which assures them the ability to launch air services.
Nigeria Air Limited, the country’s prospective national carrier, applied for a license to conduct scheduled and non-scheduled passenger and cargo services with the NCAA in April 2022.