President Muhammadu Buhari in the prelude to the 2015 general elections pledged to float a new national carrier as a replacement for the defunct Nigeria Airways. Then, it was one of the best pledges ever made in the local aviation industry!
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ibom Air, Captain Mfon Udom, may not have suspected why I asked him on the phone last week “Is Ibom Air still flying?” It wasn’t a question borne out of mischief but out of the desire to be reassured that the naysayers have no cause to smile.
5 Dec 2021
The General Manager, Public Affairs of the defunct Nigeria Airways, Chris Aligbe in this interview with WOLE OYEBADE, relives the cocktail of administrative blunders that pushed the airline to the precipice.
22 Oct 2021
Amid Federal Government’s push for a new national carrier, stakeholders have rallied behind the flag-carrier option. They said renewed support for local airlines will deepen their aerial presence
7 Sep 2021
Despite producing nothing and adding zero value to the nation’s economy, the Federal Government has continued to pay the salaries of about 5,000 workers operating in the nation’s ailing refineries...
14 May 2021
About three years after its unveiling in London, the Federal Government has relived hope of the new national carrier with a funding offer above $250 million.
14 May 2021
First and foremost, I will talk about the airline’s structure before talking about the staff and management. The truth is that Nigeria Airways was not created for profitability with...
19 Nov 2020
There is an older generation of Nigerians who are keen to regale the young ones with stories about the country’s good old glorious days. They will talk so glowingly with nostalgia about how orderly...
21 Feb 2020
With a touch of green, the white-colored aircraft is a beauty to behold. Its embossed elephant badge makes it standout at any airport. Elephants rarely fly but this has wings
1 Jul 2019
In the afternoon of Friday, June 7 of this year, a Bombardier plane marked Ibom Air took off from the Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo with a handful of passengers, mostly government officials, en route Lagos. It was the maiden commercial flight of the airline owned by the government of Akwa Ibom State. This is…
24 Jun 2019
In 2003, the Olusegun Obasanjo administration liquidated Nigeria Airways, the government-owned national carrier, because it had failed as a business.
28 May 2019
Ex-workers of Nigeria Airways Limited on Tuesday expressed optimism that the N22.4 billion balance of their entitlements would be paid soon, following the signing of the 2019 Budget by President Muhammadu Buhari.