ValueJet (VK, Lagos) received its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on September 21, 2022, and confirmed plans to launch commercial operations "soon".

The start-up has so far taken deliveries of two ex-Air Nostrum CRJ900s and one ex-Lufthansa CityLine CRJ900LR. All three are currently parked at Lagos airport. ValueJet plans to operate as Nigeria's first low-cost carrier, although it has yet to reveal its planned network or bases.

The airline received its Air Transport Licence (ATL) in March 2020, when it was still eyeing A320s for its fleet.

ValueJet did not respond to ch-aviation's request for comment regarding its next steps.