Azman Air has once more suspended its operations just a month after resuming flights, attributing the shutdown to a scarcity of available aircraft.
The airline has also taken the step to place all its employees on mandatory leave without pay during this period.
According to an internal memo dated August 3 and signed by Magaji Misau, the Human Resource Manager, titled ‘Placement of Leave Without Pay,’ all staff members, excluding eight individuals, have been instructed to take leave.
The memo explained, ‘With the temporary suspension of our domestic flights due to ongoing C-checks on our aircraft, which have been prolonged by extended completion timelines set by MROs, the management has resolved to implement a leave without pay arrangement from August 1, 2023.’
Last September, Azman Air faced suspension by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for failing to renew its Air Operator Certificate (AOC).
This suspension followed the airline’s AOC expiration in the first quarter of 2022.