- Ethiopian Airlines set to own 49% shares in Nigeria Air
- Ethiopian Airlines won the bid for the airline as it met the bidding evaluation criteria and the deadline
- The Airline is set to launch sometime this year, and recruitment for captain and crew members have already begun.
Ethiopian Airlines is set to own a majority stake in the new Nigerian airline; Nigerian Air.
The Nigerian Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika said on Friday, that a consortium led by Ethiopian Airlines is the preferred bidder for shares in Nigeria Air.
A day prior, during the Nigeria Air press conference, the minister disclosed that plans were being finalized to launch the country’s new national carrier. According to the minister, the airline would begin with flights from Lagos to Abuja and back.