The Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Muhtar Usman said the proposed national carrier, Nigeria Air, will begin operations by December this year as proposed by the Federal Government.
Usman told journalists in Abuja that since the agency could deliver on the two major certificates, the Air Transport Licence and the Aircraft Operators Certificate, within the 90 days stipulated by law, the airline was still on track for the December take-off.
He noted criticisms about the proposed national carrier project had also reduced as most Nigerians were beginning to understand and buy into the idea.
The DG said the project was still ongoing, adding that the government and other relevant stakeholders were working round the clock to ensure a successful take-off.