The federal government of Nigeria has revealed the branding and livery for a brand new nationwide flag-carrier, Nigeria Air, on the Farnborough Airshow.
The event comes practically 15 years after the earlier state-run airline, Nigerian Airways, ceased operations and was greeted with some scepticism.
Nigeria minister of state for aviation, Hadi Sirika, mentioned: “I’m very happy to let you know that we’re lastly on observe to launching a brand new nationwide flag provider for our nation: Nigeria Air.
“We’re all absolutely dedicated to fulfilling the marketing campaign promise made by our president, Muhammadu Buhari, in 2015.
“We’re aiming to launch Nigeria Air by the top of this yr.”
The branding and naming of the brand new nationwide provider follows a social media marketing campaign undertaken by the ministry of aviation which invited Nigerian youth and college students for his or her enter and creativity to provide you with a reputation for the brand new Nigerian flag provider.
Sirika continued: “I wish to personally thank our transaction advisers, led by AMG, and the particular process power, who’ve labored diligently to attain the outcomes up to now and overcome the challenges concerned.
“We obtained the certificates of compliance from the Nigerian Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Fee two weeks in the past and might now go into the investor search.
“I’m assured that we’ll have a well-run nationwide flag provider, a worldwide participant, compliant to worldwide security requirements, one which has the client at its coronary heart.
“An airline that communicates the essence of our stunning nation, an airline we are able to all be pleased with.”
The airline is prone to be primarily owned and managed by a gaggle of a but unidentified non-public traders.
“The Nigerian authorities won’t personal greater than 5 per cent of the brand new nationwide provider,” added Sirika.
“The federal government won’t be concerned in operating it or deciding who runs it.”
The minister concluded: “Following in depth market analysis, the branding of our new airline, Nigeria Air, demonstrates a real flag provider of our nation, hovering by way of the skies within the form of our nation’s eagle.”