The absence of a functional national carrier in Nigeria, and other African major air markets has been blamed for local airlines’ loss of international air traffic to their foreign counterparts. The dominance, which has steadied at 80 per cent in the last couple of years, cost indigenous operators both potential revenue and growth.
The Group Chief Executive officer (GCEO) of Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Tewolde Gebremariam, alluded to this recently in Abuja, warming that the dominance may, in fact, worsen if Nigeria, among others, do not float a national carrier and make flag carriers competitive…
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