Nigeria's latest entrant in the country's domestic aviation sector has commenced scheduled passenger flights. The airline, United Nigeria Airlines, conducted its inaugural flight yesterday, after completing a series of test flights across the country over the last two months.
The airline will be cruising with an EMB145 aircraft type from the domestic wing of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MM2) in Ikeja, Lagos. The flight terminates at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu, the operational base of United Nigeria.
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“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.”
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