The colours and livery of the new national carrier Nigeria Air were today unveiled by the Nigerian Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika
According to the Minister, the new national carrier will create economic opportunities and jobs as it will be private sector-led and driven.
“This is an important day for Nigeria. Largest economy in Africa, largest population, GDP of around half a billion dollars, and the only true aviation player in West and Central Africa.
“Nigeria has unfortunately not been a serious player in Aviation for a long time. We used to be a dominant player, through Nigeria Airways, but sadly not anymore.
“This will be a National Carrier that is Private sector led and driven. It is a business, not a social service. Government will not be involved in running it or deciding who runs it. The investors will have full responsibility for this.
“The Nigerian Government will not own more than 5% (maximum) of the new National Carrier. Government will not be involved in running it or deciding who runs it.
Tha airline, according to the minister will commence full operation in Decembet 2018 serving 81 domestic, regional and international routes to begin with.