– Nigerian Babawande Afolabi made headlines again after his company, Green Africa Airways, took delivery of their second new aircraft
– According to the company’s Facebook page, they plan to start airlifting people to places like Ilorin, Akure, Enugu, among others.
– Afolabi, who was educated in the United States, was praised for investing in the country at a time when many have already given up hope
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Nigerian American returnee Babawande Afolabi has been praised online for his incredible initiative to launch an airline called Green Africa Airways.
Although a Twitter account @OvieAli claimed it was a new airline, news about the outfit has been in the media as early as 2018, as seen in Bloomberg and Black Enterprise.
@OvieAli who shared new photos of the man and his team also said that Afolabi hopes to “start affordable air travel …”
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A check on Bloomberg shows that the company that falls under the transportation and logistics subcategory was founded in 2015.
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In 2018, Black Enterprise learned that an order had been placed for some Airbus after “the company made an agreement with Boeing for some 737 MAX 8”.
Further verification on Facebook shows that the company announced that it had indeed taken delivery of a new aircraft with registration number ZS-ESS / 5N-GAA on Friday, May 14, and was starting business operations in Enugu, Abuja , Ilorin, Owerri, Port Harcourt, among others.
See the Facebook post below:
It was also reported that the young man from Ile-Ife had a degree in political science and economics from Wesleyan University in Illinois.
Before venturing into the airline industry, he was an expert in venture capital investing in America with years of experience.
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Brief News has compiled some of the reactions on Twitter and Facebook that came across his supposed purchase of a new plane below:
“My only concern is Akure. I’m not sure the passenger traffic in Akure can support a scheduled flight. Besides being too close to Lagos, it’s mainly a state of civilian service. can afford air travel. “
Ag On So said:
“Great and kudos to you Mr. Afolabi Babawande. Your shadows will never be shorter.”
“I like the word affordable. What is the name of the airline and any platform to connect the airline? “
During this time, Brief News Earlier reported that a Nigerian with the Twitter handle @ mr_geffi1 made so much noise on social media after posting an advertisement for a plane.
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Estimating the price to be $ 6 million (R86 million), the man said the plane’s location was Abuja.
He has attached three photos of the airbus so that potential buyers can see what they are paying.
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Source: Brief News