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FW: Will Nigeria Air succeed?

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This article is part of our #FirstWord series to provide context on trending news.

On Wednesday, 18th July 2018, Nigeria’s Federal Government unveiled the new name and logo of Nigeria’s national carrier 15 years after it was initially shut down.

The revelation was made at the Farnborough International Airshow in London by Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation for State, Hadi Sirika. The National carrier is Nigeria Air and is expected to start operations in December 2018.  

“Following the extensive market research, the branding of our new airline, Nigeria Air, demonstrates a true flag carrier of our nation, soaring through the skies in the shape of our nation’s eagle. “The Nigerian Government will support the launch of the new flag carrier with viability gap funding, in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement to deliver a national flag carrier.” - Hadi Sirika


Mixed reactions

The news of the new National carrier has been met with mixed reactions. The scepticism comes as a no-brainer considering Nigeria has had many failed attempts at a National carrier.

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