- The federal government has not given up on its plan to establish a national carrier
- The minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika has updated Nigerians about the project
- Sirika said the travelers in Nigeria and Africa will enjoy the services of the proposed airlne
The Nigerian government has announced that the new national carrier is expected to commence operation by the first quarter of 2022.
According to Leadership, the minister pointed that the carrier will be private sector-run with possibly cheaper rates.
Meanwhile, Daily Nigerian has reported that many air passengers, including the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado-Bayero, have escaped death after an aircraft heading to Abuja from Kano developed engine failure, 10 minutes after take-off.
According to the report, the plane with the number VM1645 which was slated for take-off at 1.30 pm had about a 30 minutes delay.
The aircraft later took off around 2:00 pm with passengers filled to the brim.
In another report, Aero Contractors has been accused of leaving Nigerians stranded at the airport after passengers arrived to board their evening flight.
The company blamed the passengers for their decision. Several passengers got to the domestic airline's stand on Sunday, only to realise that Aero had abandoned them, this was according to one of the stranded passengers, Ayo-Bankole Akintujoye, founder of Lagos SME Bootcamp.
It was gathered that Aero Contractors faulted the passengers for not being updated on its schedule, as the company had sent messages and emails to the flight ticket holders to notify them.
Still on aviation news, Nigeria's former president, Dr. Goodluck Joanathan has hailed Fly Lieutenant Blessing Liman, Nigeria's first female military pilot.
Liman was one of the pilots who flew the former president to Bamako, the capital of Mali on Monday, May 10.
An accomplished Nigerian Air Force officer, Liman made history during the administration of Jonathan, a government that allowed women to join the Nigerian Defence Academy.