Nigeria Air

Full Service Carrier
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Country/Territory: Nigeria


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 Feb-2022, Nigeria's Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission reported Nigeria Air is expected to commence operations before Jun-2023.

In Mar-2022, Nigeria's Ministry of Aviation published a RFP for the establishment of Nigeria Air. The ministry expects private sector partners in the new national carrier to comprise an international airline (holding a maximum 49% stake) and Nigerian financial and institutional investors (holding a minimum of 46%). The Nigerian Government will have a 5% stake in the airline. Responses to the RFP are due by 10-May-2022.

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