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FG Plans New National Carrier Stocked With 30 New Aircraft

By on November 16, 2012

Defunct Nigerian Airways

The Federal Government has disclosed plans to launch a new national carrier by 2014 that will have a fleet of nothing less than 30 new aircraft.

Director of Operations, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Mr. Henry Omeogu, disclosed this to newsmen at the Port Harcourt International Airport.

The new airline which is to be entirely driven by the private sector will be heavily regulated. One of the rules is that the air carrier will not be allowed to have fairy used or old aircraft.

Omeogu said, “We are going to have about 30 brand new aircraft and they (aircraft) will be our national carrier. The effort will be private-sector driven. We will insist that others who would want to be part this should come with brand new aircraft.”

He also added that the plans would be concluded by 2014.


  1. Ikenna

    November 16, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Tales by moonlight.

  2. Martin Ukeje

    November 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm


  3. DJN

    November 17, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Whilst the rest of the world including China is moving toward less state-involvement in business, some folks in the current Nigerian government believe that repeating the failed policies of the past will create sustainable jobs.

    There is something very fishy here and we all need to be alert to the fast moves that are about to be played on us.

  4. emeka

    November 19, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    @DJN: The minister says the government won’t be involved in the day to day running of the airline. It will be a Private-sector led company