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Nigerian carrier to operate Air Sierra Leone

A Nigerian carrier, Xejet Limited and the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to operate regional and…

A Nigerian carrier, Xejet Limited and the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to operate regional and international flights from Lungi International Airport, Freetown.

Daily Trust reports that the Government of Sierra Leone and Xejet have been in discussions for some time now.

The airline and the country have now agreed that the company may establish and operate a national carrier for the Republic of Sierra Leone, a statement by the airline hinted.

The parties further agreed to work together to successfully execute the project to international standards.

Xejet, a newly launched Nigerian startup carrier, got the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) early this year after about seven years of starting the AOC journey.

The MoU was signed by the Minister of Transport and Aviation, Hon. Kabineh M.  Kallon on behalf of the government and Emmanuel Iza for Xejet in the presence of Dr.  Rex Idaminabo (Consulting Associate) and Mr.  Floyd Davis, Deputy Director, SLCAA.

In attendance at the signing ceremony from the ministry of transport and aviation were,  Mr.  Rex Bhonapha (Deputy Minister), the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mr Alhassan Kondeh, Dr Adams Steven (Technical Adviser), Mr  Hindolo Shiaka  (Director of  Transport)  and  Mr.  Macmond Kallon, Policy Coordinator, OPII-State House.

Xejet  Aviation was set up to provide air transport services in the areas of passenger,  cargo,  aircraft maintenance,  and aviation training. 

 

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