Aviation minister plans stakeholders’ meeting over Nigerian Air
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has disclosed plans to engage stakeholders to fast track the establishment of Nigeria Air.The ministry’s Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, James Odaudu said in a statement yesterday in Abuja.
FG yet to decide Nigeria Air’s partners, final bidders
Federal Government yesterday said technical partners for the new national carrier were yet undecided, as the bidding process, among others, were still ongoing.The disclosure was in response to a report that one of the bidders, Ethiopian Airlines (ET), was in the lead to win the bid.
Anxiety mounts over closure of Abuja airport
With the planned closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) on March 8, air travelers to Abuja and environs may be in for tough times, as foreign airlines plying the route are pulling out of the plan to divert traffic to Kaduna airport.
CBN approves intervention funds for airlines
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved a Special Secondary Market Intervention Retail Sales (SMIS) for airlines operating in the country. This one-off exercise is dedicated to enable airlines clear off the backlog of matured Foreign Exchange obligations.