By Our Correspondent
One month after it resumed operations, Azman Air has again shut down operations as a result of a shortage of aircraft.
The airline also sent all its staff on leave without pay.
The management, in a memo, signed by Magaji Misau, its Human Resource Manager, dated August 3 and titled ‘Placement of Leave Without Pay,” asked all of the staff to proceed on leave with the exception of the eight names listed below.
The letter read in part: “As you are aware, our domestic operations have been put on hold for a while due to the conveyance of our aircraft for C-checks, and the MROs have given a longer time for completion.
“In view of the above, the management is directed to write and communicate its decision that all staff have been placed on leave without pay with effect from August 1, 2023.”
In September last year, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) suspended Azman Air over its failure to renew its Air Operator Certificate (AOC).
The airline’s AOC expired in the first quarter of 2022.