The federal government through the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Wednesday revealed the branding and livery for new national flag carrier, Nigeria Air, due to be launched at the end of this year.
Sirika disclosed this at a press conference at the Farnborough Air Show in London, UK.
Sirika, in a statement by the Ministry’s Deputy Director, Media & Public Affairs, Mr. James Odaudu, in Abuja, noted that: “The ‘unveiling’ was attended by a cross section of the international press, Nigerian dignitaries, stakeholders, aircraft manufacturers, prospective investors and a Nigerian government delegation including S. Zakari, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation; Senator Adamu Aliero, Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation; and Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, Chairperson, House Committee on Aviation, and included a short film showing an aircraft with the new Nigeria Air livery.
According to him, “I am very pleased to tell you that we are finally on track to launching a new national flag carrier for our country: Nigeria Air.
“We are all fully committed to fulfilling the campaign promise made by our President, Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.
We are aiming to launch Nigeria Air by the end of this year.” He said: “Following extensive market research, the branding of our new airline, Nigeria Air, demonstrates a true flag carrier of our nation, soaring through the skies in the shape of our nation’s eagle.”