Azman Air to resume operations May 16

AZMAN Air has announced on its social media handle that it will recommence operations from Sunday, May 16, 2021, and has put out its schedule on its website.

The airline has also stated that all valid unused tickets accrued during their absence would be modified at no extra charge to the passenger. NCAA lifted Azman Air’s suspension after a complete audit and compliance

It is expected that the airline tends to commence operations mainly on its strongholds in the North with routes like Kaduna, Kano (Its hub), Kebbi, Maiduguri with Lagos and Abuja.

It would be recalled that Azman Air was suspended March 15, 2021, following series of incidents involving the airline’s 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 airline’s fleet.

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.

The airline’s suspension was lifted after 47 days, on the 1st of May, 2021 having complied with its recommendations of the NCAA and carried out its Corrective Action Plan (CAP) effectively.

The NCAA throughout the course of the airline’s suspension insisted that the airline’s suspension was purely safety-related and not done to punish but improve the safety portfolio.

Director General of the NCAA, Captain Nuhu Musa also said the CAA’s responsibility and duty to guide and work with the operators and assist them to ensure they are in compliance with regulations.

Culled from Nigerian Flight Deck

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