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. The carrier was headquartered in Abuja. The airline logo consisted of the Nigerian flag with a green elephant named Skypower in its centre. The airline was managed by a number of foreign companies, including British Airways, KLM and South African Airways. It had its heyday in the early 1980s, just after a KLM team two-year-management period; at that time its fleet comprised about 30 aircraft. It ceased operations in 2003. Plagued by mis-management, corruption, and overstaffing, at the time of closure the airline had debts of more than US$60,000,000 ($75,803,184 in 2012), 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. It was succeeded by Virgin Nigeria. Read more →
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