Congratulations to Nigeria as #nigeriaair is back #NigeriaAtFarnborough
The New National carrier name and logo. Bringing Nigeria closer to the world.
Minister of State, Aviation, @hadisirika, speaking at the event: 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.
Hadi Sirika added that 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.
81 routes (domestic, regional and international) identified for now, for Nigeria Air, out of more than a thousand considered.
We’ve been talking to Airbus and Boeing (and they’re present at this event) regarding the aircraft for Nigeria Air, and we will be making announcements very soon. We are currently negotiating.
The Minister also explain the choice of going to Farnborouhg to unveiled the national carrier.
Farnborough is one of the biggest Airshows in the world, where decision makers and industry experts gather every two years to do business. The new National Carrier will bring Nigeria closer to the world.