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Azman Air to resume operations May 16

Azman Air

Azman Air, one of Nigeria’s major carriers has announced that it would resume flight operations on Sunday 16th May 2021.

The flight schedule is now available on the airline’s website as it announced that all
valid unused tickets will be modified at no extra charges.

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA) had on March 16, 2021, grounded Azman Air following a series of incidents involving Azman Air Boeing 737 Aircraft, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has pursuant to Section 35 (2) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 and Part 1.3.3.3 (A) of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) 2015, suspended the operations of all the Boeing 737 Aircraft in the Fleet of Azman Air Services Limited, with effect from March 15, 2021.

The suspension was to enable the Authority to conduct an audit of the airline to determine the root cause(s) of the incidents and recommend corrective actions to forestall re-occurrence.

After undergoing the safety audit and implemented the corrective action plan as recommended by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the regulatory body a few weeks ago, lifted the suspension of Azman Air.

The management of the airline in a statement had said the lifting of suspension on the airline was confirmed in a meeting held between the management of Azman and NCAA on May 1, 2021.

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“Our profound appreciation goes to Musa Nuhu, the director-general of NCAA, for his tremendous support to ensuring we remain on the right track when it comes to safety. Azman Air management wishes to extend its deepest gratitude to the Minister of Aviation, Alhaji Hadi Sirika, industry stakeholders, eminent personalities and the press for their unwavering assistance towards this meritorious achievement.

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“We will also like to commend the gratifying support from our esteemed customers and well-wishers; your patience and prayers made this happen. The underlying purpose of this journey is safety and we can assure the general public that it is the beginning of a new experience as we remain committed to raising the standard when it comes to the safety of crew, equipment and passengers,” the statement read.

The airline would now operate Lagos, Abuja, Gombe, Maiduguri, Kaduna, Kano and Kebbi routes.