United Kingdom-based airline ‘Flairjet’ that recently violated the Federal government’s aviation regulations by operating during the lockdown has been fined N1m by the federal government.
The airline which got approval to carry out humanitarian operations only violated the directive by carrying out business operations.
Minister of Aviation, Sirika Hardi who made the announcement on his Twitter page today, also revealed that the airline has been reported to UK’s CAA, MFA and the UK High Commission.
According to Hardi, the UK Civil Aviation Authority may seize the operating license of the charter airline, Flairjet, which violated the rules in Nigeria by illegally operating charter service instead of evacuation it got approval for a week ago. “Flairjet were found to violate our civil aviation regulations IS 1.3.3 (a) Table 2 (IV) 7 (a) 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.”