Published on : Friday, July 20, 2018
Nigerian Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika made the announcement and unveiled the new branding of Nigeria Air and livery for the airline at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom.
Sirika said at the event that he is very pleased to tell that they are finally on track to launching a new national flag carrier for our country: Nigeria Air, Sirika said at the event.
The name was chosen after Nigeria’s Ministry of Aviation invited Nigerian youth and students to contribute “their ideas and creativity in developing the new Nigerian Flag carrier.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, Bashir Ahmad announced the name on Twitter.
According to Sirika, the federal government hopes to launch operations by the end of the year.
Nigerians have greeted the announcement with skepticism as they expressed uncertainty about the federal government’s capacity to sustain a national airline, especially considering its track record with previous national carriers.