Aviation Sector Bubbles as United Nigeria Airline Set to Conduct Inaugural Flight
United Nigeria Airlines will conduct its inaugural flight on Friday, February 12, 2021.
According to a press statement signed by
Head, Corporate Communications of the airline, Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu, Thursday, February 11, 2021, and obtained by News Medal, the inaugural flight will take off from the domestic wing of Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MM2) in Ikeja, Lagos State and terminate at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA) Enugu, the operational base of United Nigeria.
The flight will also visit Abuja from Enugu and finally return to Lagos.
The United Nigeria inaugural flight will be conducted with an EMB145 aircraft type. This is sequel to the issuance of an Air Operators Certificate to United Nigeria by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), having fulfilled all mandatory regulatory requirements.
Regular daily flight operations by United Nigeria to Lagos, Abuja, Asaba, Enugu airports also commence immediately. Owerri and Port Harcourt will follow shortly.
United Nigeria will fly Lagos-Abuja at 6:45am daily; Abuja-Lagos at 8:15am daily; Lagos-Asaba at 9:45am daily; Asaba-Abuja at 11:15am daily; Abuja- Asaba a4 12:45pm daily and Asaba-Lagos at 14:15pm daily.
It will also operate Lagos-Enugu at 7:00am daily; Enugu-Abuja at 8:30am daily; Abuja-Enugu at 10:00am daily and Enugu-Lagos at 11:30am daily.
For more information on flight schedule, tickets sales and reservations please visit www.flyunitednigeria.com
The commencement of full operations of United Airline has been a source of excitement to the aviation industry in the country as stakeholders say it is an indication that the sector is growing.
AIIA Airport Manager, Mrs Cecilia Oguama, had said the new airline’s operations would bring about an improved aviation service.
According to Oguama, “What this implies is an increase of flight operations, an increase of more routes and increase of passengers too. It will affect our revenue positively because we expect with this flight, that means we have almost seven domestic airlines and I am sure they will expand the routes because apart from Lagos and Abuja we may have more routes, so passengers will increase choices. Our expectation is that they will bring excellence on board, they will bring timeliness, and that they will do things better and improve on the aviation sector