On July 18, 2018, the Minister of State, Aviation; Captain Hadi Sirika at the Farnborough International Public Airshow in London, announced the planned launch of a new national carrier “Nigeria Air”.
Nigeria Air came to replace the defunct national carrier “Air Nigeria” which ceased operation on 10th September 2012.
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Nigeria Air is a business and not a social service and it’s set for take-off on December 24, 2018.
The Government will not hold shares beyond five per cent (5%) at the top most.
About 400,000 Nigerian youths were engaged to arrive at the name – “Nigeria Air”.
The employment opportunities goes to Nigerians first before it goes outside.
The government will not be involved in running it or deciding who runs it. The investors will have full responsibility for this.
Every Public servants must fly Nigerian carriers (Nigeria Air).
The Federal Government will provide $55m upfront grant for Nigeria Air.
Nigeria Air is a totally different entity from the defunct carriers “Air Nigeria and Nigerian Airways”.
Ethiopian Airlines will have a stake in the company.
The government is in negotiations with Airbus and Boeing to provide a fleet for the new national airline
The airline is looking at 81 potential destinations.