The Federal Government has impounded an aircraft owned by Flair Aviation, a United Kingdom-based aviation company for operating a commercial flight against the humanitarian operations it was given approval to do to Nigeria.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosing this Sunday via his Twitter handle, @hadisirika.
According to Sirika, the company, Flair Aviation, was authorized to conduct humanitarian flights but was caught operating commercial flights.
In addition to the impoundment, the Nigerian government would also impose a fine on the company for the contravention of FG’s ban on commercial flights as part of measures to curb the impact of coronavirus.
“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, the crew being interrogated. There shall be a maximum penalty. Wrong time to try our resolve,” the minister tweeted.