The process for the establishment of a new national carrier, Nigeria Air got a boost as the Federal Government approved the lease of three aircraft for its initial operations.
The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika disclosed this on Wednesday, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Affairs, James Odaudu.
Sirika said the national carrier would begin operations with domestic routes, he added that the aircraft will be procured from Airbus and Boeing.
Sirika announced that the airline would begin with domestic routes, then expand to regional and intercontinental routes.
However, 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”.