Fed government unveils Nigeria Air as new national carrier, owns 5% equity
The Federal Government has unveiled the name of the new national carrier as Nigeria Air. The airline, set for take-off on December 24, is largely private investors-owned, with the government owning only five per cent equity.
FG woos investors at national carrier’s London unveiling
The Federal Government (FG) will next week unveil the new national carrier at the Farnborough International Public Airshow in London, as part of measures to attract more investors to the new airline.
Minister rallies airlines, travellers behind new ID card scheme
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has urged airlines and the travelling public to support travel agencies and the industry at large in the quest to rid the sector of illegal operators and fakery. Sirika, at the launch of the Nigeria Travel Practitioners Identification Card (NTPIC), in Lagos on Tuesday, said the initiative was…
Airline operators uneasy over new national carrier
The proposed take-off of a new national carrier in December is unsettling airline operators, with many fearing their investments and operations may crash.
Towards a new national carrier, airport concession for efficiency
The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had in 2016 launched the aviation road map, to reiterate the Federal Government's commitment to turnaround one of the most critical non-oil sector of the economy. On the agenda were plans to set up a new national carrier, concession the airports for efficiency, set up Maintenance Repair and Overhaul ...
FG receives certificate of compliance for establishment of aviation leasing company
As part of the procurement process for the establishment of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Facility (MRO), the Federal Government has received the Outline Business Case certificates for the proposed Aviation Leasing Company and the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility.
Fresh hope for 90 BASA pacts as new national carrier debuts December 24
Operations of the proposed new national carrier, now set for December 24, 2018, has rekindled hope for the aviation industry, especially for over 90 redundant Bilateral and Multilateral Air Service Agreements (BASAs and MASAs).
Abuja airport second runway to gulp N63b, says minister
The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said construction of the second runway for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is projected to cost N63b, adding that although N10b was proposed for its construction in the 2017 budget, only a paltry N3b was released. The minister, who disclosed this during a budget Defence at…
Minister explains delay in take-off of national carrier
The Minister of State Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said that government intends to build a national carrier that would stand the test of time.
Committee begins review of 120 safety recommendations, implementation by airlines, others
An aviation special committee yesterday began reviewing 120 safety recommendations and their implementation by airlines, regulators and aircraft manufacturers among others.
FG appoints transaction advisers for national carrier, airport concession, others
The Federal Government has appointed transaction advisers, comprising 16 firms, for the establishment of a national carrier and concession of major airports in the country.The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika...