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Nigeria Air: FG approves lease of 3 aircraft

By Naomi Douglas

Process for the establishment of a new national carrier, Nigeria Air, got a boost with the Federal Government approving the lease of three aircraft for initial operations.

This was contained in a statement signed by James Odaudu, Special Assistant on Public Affairs to the Minister of Aviation on Wednesday in Abuja.

According to the approval by the Federal government, the national carrier would begin operations with domestic routes the aircraft to .be procured from Airbus and Boeing

The statement quoted the minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, to have made the disclosure while briefing journalists after the Federal Executive Council FEC presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Sirika announced that the airline would begin with domestic routes then expand to regional and intercontinental routes. He was not specific with the actual date for the take-off of the airline operations.

On the likely date for the commencement of operations Sirika said “We will announce commencement soon.”

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