The Federal Government is making plans to resuscitate Nigeria Airways.
There are serious plans by the federal government to revive the moribund Nigeria Airways.
Nigeria Airways Ltd., more commonly known as Nigeria Airways, is a defunct Nigerian airline. The company was founded in 1958 after the dissolution of West African Airways Corporation. It was wholly owned by the Government of Nigeria, and served as the country’s flag carrier until it ceased operations in 2003. At the time of dissolution, the company’s headquarters were at Airways House, located in Abuja. The airline’s operations were concentrated at Murtala Muhammed International Airport.
Plagued by mis-management, corruption, and overstaffing at the time of closure the airline had debts of more than US$60,000,000 ($76,921,129 in 2015), a poor safety record, and its operative fleet comprised a single aircraft flying domestic routes as well as two leased aircraft operating the international network.
A committee has been set up by the federal government to consult with local and international partners on establishing a national airline. This announcement was made public by the ministry of aviation.
The committee headed by a former pilot will review reports on how the moribund Nigerian Airways collapsed. The committee is to submit its findings in four weeks’ time.
The ministry of aviation has also disclosed that a number of debt-laden airlines will be merged into a single carrier, owned and financed by the federal government.