A significant number of airplanes operating across the country are currently not in use. Due to the crisis rocking Nigeria’s aviation sector, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority said.
Director-General, NCAA, said the fleet of aircraft were not in use until their owners carried out adequate maintenance.
This confirmed the report released in June 2022 by Ch-aviation, a global agency with database of airlines in the world; that only 44 aircraft were operating in Nigeria, while 79 were not in use at the time.
In his address, the NCAA boss stated that issues around inaccessibility of foreign exchange, hike in aviation fuel and the devaluation of the naira had worsened the fortunes of airlines and agencies in the sector.
He stated that the ongoing audit of airlines and other players in the sector by NCAA showed the precarious financial state of businesses in the industry.