FG names Ethiopian Airlines Consortium as preferred bidder for Nigeria Air – Tribune Online

The National Carrier, Nigeria Air, is on its way to being launched with three Boeing 737-800 in a configuration very suitable for the Nigerian market.

This came just as Ethiopian Airlines (ET) Consortium has been selected as preferred bidder, offering an owner consortium of three Nigerian investors MRS, SAHCO and the Nigerian Sovereign Fund (46%) with the Federal Government owning 5% and ET 49%. The choice of ET came after a careful, detailed and ICRC governed selection process.

This is the position of the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, while speaking on how far the government  had gone on the efforts to finally float a new national carrier, Nigeria Air for Nigerians.

Sirika, who dropped this hint in Abuja, added that Nigeria Air will launch with a shuttle service between Abuja and Lagos to establish a new comfortable, reliable and…

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