Is Nigeria Airways Making A Comeback?
It appears Nigeria’s official airline, the defunct Nigeria Airways may be returning to operations.
This appears to be in the works after it came to light that two major airplane manufacturers in the world, Airbus and Boeing indicated interest in Nigeria’s national carrier.
It is not clear how their interest would rejuvenate the national carrier since it was not lack of fleet that prevented the airline from staying alive in the first place, but poor management.
Nonetheless, Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika is excited about Boeing and Airbus’ interest and their willingness to discuss this interest with the Nigerian government.
In a tweet on his Twitter handle, @hadisirika, the minister said, “Boeing said they can’t wait to discuss their proposal for the Nigerian national carrier. Will sign an MoU at the IWAF (ICAO World Aviation Forum).”
In another tweet, he stated, “Airbus signified interest in our national carrier and our MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul). Will discuss further during the upcoming ICAO forum.”
On several occasions, Sirika had announced the Federal Government’s determination to establish a national carrier as well as a facility for the MRO in order to reposition the country’s aviation sector.
Transaction advisers for the national carrier and the MRO have since been announced by the government.
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