Nigeria’s Lagos-based low-fare airline, Green Africa Airlines, has ordered an additional three A220-300s from leasing company, GTLK Europe. These are expected to be delivered by August 2020.
This agreement is on top of a previous order earlier this year with Airbus for fifty of the aircraft. Green Africa will use this fleet to launch commercial flights later this year. The airline selected this aircraft for its operational characteristics, financial performance and environmental benefits. It is expected to improve passenger satisfaction and comfort.
Babawande Afolabi, Founder and CEO of Green Africa has responded to the recent fleet developments as “a marque strategic partnership with Airbus for 50 firm A220-300s; and now a secured inaugural fleet with GTLK Europe that will help bridge the gap between now and when our Airbus order book starts delivering next year.”
“We are delighted to be able to provide Green Africa with its very first aircraft which will equip Green Africa with the capacity it needs for launch in 2020,” stated GTLK Europe Chief Executive Officer, Roman Lyadov. He believes that the aircraft will benefit Green Africa “to deliver on its mission to provide safe, reliable and affordable air travel to customers in Nigeria and across the broader African continent.”