Local airline signs pact to operate Sierra Leone’s national carrier - THE GUARDIAN
JUNE 09, 2022
Nigerian airline, Xejet Limited, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of The Republic of Sierra Leone to operate its new National Carrier – Air Sierra Leone.
By the pact, Xejet will operate regional and international flights from Lungi International Airport, Freetown.
The Guardian learnt that the government of Sierra Leone and Xejet have been in discussions and have now agreed that the company may establish and operate a national carrier for the Republic of Sierra Leone.
The parties further agreed to work together to successfully execute the project to international standards.
The MoU was signed by the Minister of Transport and Aviation, Kabineh M. Kallon, on behalf of the Government and Emmanuel Iza for Xejet in the presence of Dr. Rex Idaminabo (Consulting Associate) and Floyd Davis, Deputy Director of Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority (SLCAA).
In attendance at the signing ceremony from the Ministry of Transport and Aviation are the Deputy Minister, Mr. Rex Bhonapha; the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Alhassan Kondeh; Technical Adviser, Dr. Adams Steven; Director of Transport, Hindolo Shiaka; and Policy Coordinator, Macmond Kallon.
Xejet Aviation was set up to provide Air Transport Services in the areas of passenger, cargo, aircraft maintenance, and aviation training. It was founded and run by a team of highly experienced technocrats with years of experience in airline and air operation.