The United Nigeria Airlines Limited has announced plans to increase its fleet and expand operations to more cities across Nigeria and the African region.
Mr Mazj Okonkwo, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the airline, made this known in a statement by Mr Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu, Head, Corporate Communications on Sunday in Lagos.
Okonkwo said the United Nigeria Airlines would not relent in its effort to sustain its presence in the aviation sector and to serve the public
He said the airline would acquire two Embraer-190 aircraft to be delivered by the fourth quarter of 2023.
He added that the airline would introduce 10 brand new Embraer-175 aircraft in batches within 24 months afterwards.
“We are desirous of expanding our operations. So, the acquisition of more aircraft is in accordance with our business development and growth plan.
“We are bringing in Embrarer-190 aircraft. We expect them to be in Nigeria by the end of the fourth quarter of 2023.
“We are also expecting another set of aircrafts thereafter – 10 brand new Embraer-17. These will help us increase our capacity for national and regional operations also,” Okonkwo said.
The airline’s boss disclosed that arrangements were in top gear for operations to Ghana, Angola, South Africa, Niger Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, and Senegal among other African countries.
The airline began operations in February 2021, with four Embraer-145 aircrafts which effectively serviced nine cities in the country.