The federal government says Nigeria Air, the country’s proposed national carrier, has received the Air Transport Licence (ATL) to commence operation.
The federal ministry of aviation, said this on Monday in a tweet via its official page.
This development comes four years after the national carrier was unveiled by Hadi Sirika, minister of state aviation.
The ministry, on Sunday, announced that the proposed national carrier would receive an ATL from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Monday.
Following the presentation which was done at NCAA’s headquarters in Abuja, the ministry took to Twitter to share the information.
“The ATL certificate has been presented to Nigeria Air. Congratulations!,” the tweet reads.
“Nigeria Air is here and is going to provide quality service to Nigerians.”
In March, Nigeria Air Limited applied to NCAA for a licence to operate scheduled and non-scheduled passenger and cargo services.
This is after the federal government opened a bid for proposal on the national carrier to both private and public investors.
It added that five percent of the airline shares will be owned by the government as it seeks to improve economic growth through diversification.
According to the minister, the proposed national carrier is to begin operations with three wet-leased aircraft.
The ATL certificate has been presented to Nigeria Air.
— Federal Ministry of Aviation, Nigeria (@fmaviationng) June 6, 2022