A British Aviation Company, Flairjet has been fined by the Federal Government of Nigeria for illegally running commercial flights into Nigeria during the Covid-19 lockdown.
This is in violation of the Civil Aviation Regulations IS 1.3.3 (a) Table 2(IV)7a and IS 1.3.3 (a) Table 2(VIII)(4).
This announcement was made via the Twitter handle of the Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika.
Flairjet have been made to pay the maximum penalty of N500,000 for each offence. They have also been reported UK CAA, MFA, and the UK High Commission.
The aircraft has since been grounded and the crew quarantined.
COVID-19. Flair Aviation, a UK company, was given approval for humanitarian operations but regrettably we caught them conducting commercial flights. This is callous! The craft is impounded, crew being interrogated. There shall be maximum penalty. Wrong time to try our resolve!🇳🇬— Hadi Sirika (@hadisirika) May 17, 2020
Flairjet were found to violate our Civil Aviation Regulations IS 1.3.3(a) Table 2(IV)7(a) and IS 1.3.3 (a) Table 2(VIII)(4). The maximum penalty for each is N500,000:00K. We caused them to pay and reported their callous misdemeanor to UK CAA, MFA and the UK High Commission.☹️😡🇳🇬— Hadi Sirika (@hadisirika) May 24, 2020