AT the Federal Executive Council ( FEC) meeting today, Federal government approved the leasing of three aircraft for the commencement of operations for Nigeria Air.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, while declining to comment on an actual date of operations disclosed this new development to State House Correspondents at the close of the meeting at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He stated that the airline would commence operations with three aircraft made by Airbus and Boeing, running solely domestic routes.
He added that the airline would expand into regional and intercontinental routes.
On date of commencement he said,“we will announce commencement soon.”
Since the airline logo was unveiled on PowerPoint at the Farnborough Air Show in England in July 2018, Nigeria Air’s kick off has been postponed time and again with a new date everytime
The airline has been in and out of the news owing to how it was unveiled, who the partners are, and other such controversies. READ ALSO: FG suspends project ‘Nigeria Air’
However in September 2018, it was suspended barely two months after its proposal and somehow dug up again
Of recent the airline acquired it’s Air Transport License ( ATL) and is on the verge of getting an Air Operators’ Certificate ( AOC) once it scales the five (5) step certification hurdle, one of which is a demonstration flight with its aircraft which according to civil aviation regulations must be three(3) upon certification. READ ALSO: Updated: Nigeria Air receives Air Transport License from NCAA