18 July 2018

Nigeria National Carrier Is Nigeria Air

Photo: Hadi Sirika/Twitter
Nigeria Air

Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has just revealed that the name of the much awaited national carrier is : Nigeria Air .Sirika also unveiled the logo of the carrier. This was done at the ongoing Farnborough International Airshow in London.

According to the minister while revealing the name, "this will be a National Carrier that is Private sector-led and driven. It is a business, not a social service. Government will not be involved in running it or deciding who runs it. The investors will have full responsibility for this."

"The Nigerian Government will not own more than 5% (maximum) of the new National Carrier. Government will not be involved in running it or deciding who runs it."

He also said government is negotiating with aircraft manufacturers and providers to provide fleet for the new national airline. He said : "We've been talking to Airbus and Boeing (and they're present at this event) regarding the aircraft for and we will be making announcements very soon. We are currently negotiating.

More on This

Govt Unveils New National Carrier, Nigeria Air, in London

After 15 years of operating without the country's own branded airline, the federal government yesterday unveiled the… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 Vanguard. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.