Nigerians React To Suspension Of Nigeria Air
When the government announced that it had decided to revive the glory days of the Nigerian Airways by venturing into the aviation industry with its national carrier, Nigeria Air, Nigerians were excited because it showed government's dedication towards becoming a force in the industry. With pomp and funfare,they unveiled the logo of the carrier, an…
Nigerian Twitter reacts to Nigeria Air suspension
The third attempt to own a national carrier by Nigeria has hit the rock again as the federal government suspend the most anticipated project, Nigeria Air, barely four months before its official launch. The Nigerian government unveiled the name and logo of the new national carrier on July 18 at Farnborough Air Show in London…
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.
Ethiopian Airlines moves to manage proposed Nigeria Air
Ethiopian Airlines (ET) has officially submitted a bid to partner Nigeria in setting up its national carrier. Its Chief Executive Officer, Tewolde Gebremariam, said yesterday that it was in the forefront to manage the proposed Nigeria Air billed to commence operations on December 24 this year. The Federal Government in London last month unveiled the…
Nigeria Air: Gearing for take off in stormy skies
In the 1980s and the early 1990s – the heydays of defunct national carrier, the Nigeria Airways, the airline was a delight to behold and fly. Combining efficiency and profitability, its fleet of about 30 airplanes (of different ranges), covered major Nigerian, African and world cities.
Nigeria Air: A glimmer of hope?
There should be no better location to make an announcement about the launch of a new airline venture than the Farnborough International Airshow, a weeklong biennial event in the United Kingdom that combines a trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries with an airshow. It is the pre-eminent gathering of every major stakeholder in…
Nigeria Air: New era of waste and worries?
Dakar, the capital of Senegal, was one of the scheduled destinations of Nigeria Airways in the 1980s. Despite the legendary tolerance of the Senegalese to foreigners, people of different faiths, and ideas, the mere mention of Nigeria Airways would shift discussions to a boiling point.
We don’t need foreigners to run Nigeria Air, says SGF
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, yesterday, said Nigeria does not need to recruit foreigners in order to run the Nigerian Air.
FG to inject N3.2 billion as startup capital into Nigeria Air
To get the new national carrier off its feet, the Federal Government will be injecting about N3.168billion ($8.8million) as the startup capital for Nigeria Air.
Govt denies plans to invest N108b in new national carrier
The Federal Government has denied plans to invest $300 million (N108 billion) in the new national carrier, clarifying that the sum was the startup capital of ‘Nigeria Air’.