Airbus announced on Thursday a letter of intent for the sale of 50 aircraft A220-300 to the carrier in the start-up Green Africa Airways in Nigeria.
The agreement was unveiled at the Singapore airshow.
“We are extremely proud to announce that with the Airbus, the largest order of A220 ever recorded on the african continent. The history of the Green Africa is marked by a spirit of entrepreneurship, daring, a strategic vision and a strong commitment to rely on the power of air transport to create a better future”, said in a statement Babawande Afolabi, founder and managing director of Green Africa Airways.
The A220-300 can transport from 120 to 150 people.
“The unique characteristics of the A220 will allow the airline to offer destinations and itineraries until now considered non-profitable,” said Christian Scherer, chief commercial officer of Airbus.
In December 2018, Green Africa had made a commitment with Boeing for 50 737 aircraft MAX 8 with a capacity of 178 passengers.
Green Africa is supported by two former officers of American Airlines, Tom Horton and Virasb Vahidi.
At the present time, 10 devices A220 are in operation in Africa: two in Air Tanzania, and eight in EgyptAir.