Federal Government unveils new national carrier – Nigeria Air

The Minister of State on Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has, today, July 18, 2018, unveiled Nigeria’s National Flag Carrier – Nigeria Air.

Sirika made the announcement at the Farnborough Airshow in London.

Speaking at the unveiling, Sen. Sirika said the government wishes to use this “private-sector-led airline to make a statement that Nigeria can do it.” Adding that the airline will be an opportunity to promote Nigerian cultures and traditions.

It will also create opportunities and jobs“, he said.

Nigeria Air, according to Sen. Sirika, is a private sector-led business and the government “will not be involved in running it or deciding who runs it.”

Nigeria Air is scheduled to commence operations in December 2018 and will have 81 routes (domestic, regional and international).

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