Bid Nigeria Air goodbye!
It has been two years since the Federal Government unveiled the national carrier project at the Farnborough Air-show in London, United Kingdom.
Hope dims for national carrier two years after London launch
Two years ago, the Federal Government unveiled Nigeria’s new national carrier in London. The Nigeria Air project has however remained a dream with little or no hope of becoming a reality.
Great expectations after mixed fortunes in local air transport
The disappointments of 2019 were indeed glaring. But the marginal growth in the air transport business was fairly comforting and reassures a better 2020 – if the decision-makers are willing.
Lessons for Nigeria Air as Uganda revives national carrier
Nigeria’s quest to float a new national carrier can draw some lessons from Uganda that has within a short period relaunched its national carrier.The Uganda Airlines was liquidated in 2001, some three years before Nigeria Airways also bit the dust.
Nigeria Air project fully alive and on course, Sirika insists
The Minister of State Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has denied the claim that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) was divided over the take-off of the National Air Carrier Project.
Nigeria shops for investors for aircraft leasing company
Nigeria is looking for private investors for an aircraft leasing company it plans to float to ease the burden of aircraft acquisition for airlines in the country. The government said on Monday that the proposed company would lease aircraft from international lessors and then sublease to local airlines. The business model for the leasing company…
Why national carrier project was shelved, by Osinbajo
Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has offered an insight into why the much-celebrated Nigeria Air project was suspended by the Federal Government. According to him, the decision was to allow for private-sector management of the proposed national carrier. During an interactive session, tagged The Grill and organised at the weekend by Christian leaders and youths in…
Group faults N8.5b budget allocation for Nigeria Air
The Aviation Security Round Table Initiative (ASRTI) yesterday faulted Federal Government’s allocation of N8.5 billion for the proposed national carrier in the 2019 appropriation bill.