Communiqué of the Aviation Round Table Q3 2015 Breakfast Meeting
Ownership, Funding & Sustainability of Nigeria Airlines – A perennial challenge

Participants in the breakfast meeting are of the opinion that:

  • Nigeria needs two to three national airlines while two must revolve around the existing carriers.
  • That the government should not own but may midwife a carrier while ensuring it support, back and protect all flag carriers.
  • Government should provide a level playing field for all carriers.
  • Government should create an enabling environment for airline industry to thrive.
  • Government should stop VAT on airline tickets as is the case in all forms of transportation.
  • Government should have a measurable short, medium & long term policy that will advance and guide the sector.
  • We must strive to improve the aviation contribution to the GDP through improved and revised policies that will inculcate tourism.
  • Government should consider the consolidation of the airlines through regulations.
  • Government should set in motion the process of reviewing the bilateral air services agreements in place which is lopsided and detrimental to Nigerian carriers.
  • Modalities for having a requisite hanger to reduce maintenance cost of our airlines should be expedited
  • Nigerian carriers are advised to improve the customer experience and services which is not encouraging while efforts should be geared at implementing a Fly Nigeria Act in future to support our flag carriers.


Secretary General ART