In an effort to reduce the hardship on the travelling public as debtor airlines have commenced payment. Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Capt. Fola Akinkuotu says the agency has no intention to ground debtor airlines in the nation’s Aviation Sector.
According to him, the Agency’s implementation of its Pay As You Go policy which was earlier proposed as a result of huge debts owed the agency by airlines is yet to be implemented.
He was speaking in an interview with Newsmen where he explained that the airlines have not met with NAMA but from meetings held between the new executives of Airline Operators of Nigeria and sister agencies in the industry, it was resolved that airlines were ready and eager to pay their debts and not to owe further debts.
Akinkuotu said NAMA was not interested in shutting down the airlines so that they can operate and pay their outstanding bills.
“We can’t slow down aviation especially with the current economic situation on the ground. If we do that, the airlines will suffer and cause inconveniences to passengers. How will they pay if they don’t operate”
In preparation for seamless flight operations, the Chief executive officer of NAMA said there will be seamless operations especially during the harmattan period as necessary equipment has been installed and calibrated at various airports for easy take-off and landing.
He added that though major airports have been calibrated, calibration according to him remained a continuous thing.
Source: The Nation