As part of its tourism investment drive, the Cross River State government has concluded plans to float an airline, Cally Air.
Governor Ben Ayade revealed this in Calabar when he hosted a consortium of Indian investors.
According to him, the airline would be managed by Dana Group under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.
The governor said the airline was expected to debut in November and would fly Calabar, Obudu, Lagos and Abuja routes.
Ayade said the state was in a haste to get the airline started while Dana Airline would serve as its technical partner.
Mr Jackies Hartmani, the Managing Director of Dana Group, applauded the joint partnership between his group and the state government.
“My company is very impressed with what Gov. Ayade is doing to transform the state in terms of investment and we are committed to ensuring the success of the partnership,’’ he said.