FEDERAL Government has unveiled Nigeria Air as the name of the new national carrier scheduled to takeoff in December and a logo encompassing the flowing green white and green ribbon .
The new airline aircraft will have a white livery with the national flag ribbon around it and also has as motto: Bringing Nigeria closer to the World.
The unveiling at the Farnborough Air Show in London has further exemplified government’s seriousness in resurrecting a national airline for the country after the former airline, Nigeria Airways was liquidated in 2003 by former President Olusegun Obasanjo by fiat.
On Monday Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika engaged the Management of Aeroplane manufacturers Airbus in negotiations for the acquisition of the desired aircraft.
According to the Minister, the ongoing International Air Show was an opportunity to negotiate with airline manufacturers with the view of getting the most competitive and best value-for-money deals for the country.
He said he would also explore every opportunity available at the Air Show, an event that brings the biggest and the best in the industry to attract more prospective investors into the Nigerian aviation environment given the ongoing efforts to establish a Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility in Nigeria, Concession of some airports in the country and other components of the Aviation Roadmap the federal government launched at its inception.
More details to come soon.