By Sade Williams
Firstnation Airways on Sunday, resumed flight services after suspending operations for about two weeks due to aircraft maintenance.
Rasheed Yusuf of Corporate affairs of the airline, said in a statement that despite the break, the airline on Sunday, enjoyed heavy passenger patronage.
“We are delighted to inform you that our operation is back. Flight commenced on Sunday, September 18, 2016 with very strong passenger demand despite the break. This patronage reinforces the strength of our brand and the quality of our service. We received ground swell of support from the flying public during our maintenance break and this tremendous support has been humbling experience to all of us at Firstnation.”
He explained that ‘since the airline launched flight operations in 2013, it has built a respectable followership and rated consistently as market leader on safety standard and schedule integrity on the routes that we serve’.
“This reputation was reinforced by Firstnation’s achievement of International Air Transport Association (IATA)Operational Safety Audit(IOSA) certification (the airline industry global bench mark for world class safety standard) in 2015 within record time of 12 months.
He said the achievement of IOSA certification by Firstnation in 12 months of application, remains unrivaled in West and Central Africa.
“The Airline reaffirms its commitment to her flight operations and remains bullish about Nigeria’s economic outlook and her operations. We are currently working on expanding our fleet as well”, he added.