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.
Aviation minister offers hope on suspended Nigeria Air activation
Nigeria’s aviation minister of state, Senator Hadi Sirika, has said all hope was not lost on the establishment of the national carrier ‘Nigeria Air’. The national carrier which was unveiled on July 18, 2018, at the Farnborough Air Show in London, was aimed at bringing “Nigeria closer to the world” but operation was suspended after…
‘Poor corporate governance ruined Nigeria Air, 40 other airlines’
Major stakeholders in the aviation sector yesterday dissected the failure of local airlines, blaming poor corporate governance and management structure as the dominant causes of fatality in this clime. The experts, who spoke at the quarterly breakfast meeting of the Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ASRTI) in Lagos, observed that while over 40 airlines had…
Nigeria Air would have cost nation N180b yearly
Except for its indefinite suspension last Wednesday, the national carrier, Nigeria Air, was to cost Nigeria at least N180b yearly for the next 10 years, operators have said.
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.