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Nigeria Air

Full Service Carrier
In service
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Country/Territory: Nigeria

About

Nigeria Air is a proposed national airline of Nigeria. The Minister of State for Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika revealed the branding and livery of new flagship carrier at Farnborough International Airshow on 18-Jul-2018, with plans of launching the new airline by the end of 2018. On 19-Sep-2018, Senator Sirika announced the government has suspended the National Carrier Project "in the interim" with "all commitments due will be honoured."

In Oct-2018, Nigeria's Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika said the suspension of the Nigeria Air project is an interim measure and the new national carrier will be relaunched as soon as possible.

In May-2019, Nigeria's Minister of Transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi said the Nigeria Air project "has not been abandoned", but progress has been delayed by disagreement over government ownership of the proposed airline.

In Nov-2021, Nigeria's Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika stated the Federal Executive Council approved the business case for Nigeria Air and the planned launch of the airline by Apr-2022. The government intends to own no more than 5% of the airline, while 49% will be offered to a strategic partner and 46% will be offered to Nigerian investors. The carrier is expected to require initial capital of USD150 million to USD300 million.

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