United Nigeria Airlines now open for business

Posted: February 15, 2021 in general

New entrants into the aviation industry in Nigeria, the United Nigeria Airlines has successfully conducted its inaugural flight to the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, Friday.

Speaking, Chairman of the new airline, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo, said the management decided on Enugu as its operational hub because of the need to expand the economy of the region.

According to him, Enugu is the heart of the southeast and offers great business opportunities that are yet to be tapped.

Dr. Okonkwo said the company will expand its operations to other states of the country and the West Coast region.

“Our short term is to consolidate. You can see we have a base in Enugu. And we have to consolidate, establish all our routes and then work about expanding. We want to expand beyond Nigeria, starting from the West Coast; just for a start. We have a big plan”, he said adding that the aviation sector offers room for more investments.

Noting that he was driven by the patriotic zeal to serve Nigerians and offer solutions to travel needs, Dr. Okonkwo stated that opportunities in the travel industry are huge.

“The market is huge; there is a need for a lot of aircraft. It might surprise you to know that we have a full load in all the routes we have operated this morning. Today is the first day of our service so that is good and it shows what will happen”, he said.

The United Nigeria airlines will commence regular flight operations from Lagos, Abuja, Asaba and Enugu. A source close to the airline said the Owerri and Port Harcourt routes will be activated in a few more days.

The Enugu airport welcome party included the cutting of the inaugural flight cake of the company.

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