There are indications that Nigeria’s defunct national carrier, Nigeria Airways could be hitting the skies of the world from December.
The development was confirmed by the head of Nigeria’s aviation regulator, the Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Usman Muhtar.
He was quoted by Punch Newspaper that: “They are not midwifing it in the real sense of the national carrier, but they are guiding the process to ensure that it is done in line with international standards and best practices in the area of safety, security and also comfort of passengers,” Muhtar stated.
He added that several airlines did not last in the industry because they did not follow the guidelines given to them.
The NCAA boss noted, “This time around, the government says we should ensure that even before commencement, nothing is short-circuited and that the right process is followed.
“The NCAA guides operators when it comes to documentation and preparation of the manual, which we produce. If there are errors or corrections, the NCAA works to see that everything comes out clean. All these we did with all other airlines. So, it is not unusual that you find us in that task force,” he said.
It is still not clear if the airline will stick with the name Nigeria Airways.