Plane manufacturer Airbus is almost closing a deal that will see it deliver 100 Airbus A220s to Nigeria’s startup airline, Green Africa Airways, as it plans to start commercial operations.
Initially, in December 2018, the startup had placed the order for 100 Boeing 737 Max crafts, but that was before the worldwide grounding of the plane in March last year after two fatal crashes.
If the deal gets to see the light of day, it will be the largest aircraft deal ever for the African continent.
Green Africa Airways is a Nigerian airline based in Lagos, which has been in existence since 2016. It received its Air Transport License from the Nigerian government in 2018. Furthermore, it is backed by a group of senior industry leaders led by Tom Horton, former Chairman and CEO of American Airlines.