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Air Nigeria: FG approves leasing of 3 aircraftsThe process for the establishment of a new national carrier, Nigeria Air, got a boost on Wednesday with the Federal Government approving the lease of three aircrafts for initial operations.

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

Air Nigeria: FG approves leasing of 3 aircrafts

Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, disclosed this while briefing journalists after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Sirika in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public Affairs, James Odaudu ,
announced that the airline would begin with domestic routes, then expands 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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