United Nigeria Airlines has received its air operators certificate from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to commence flight operations in Nigeria.
According to Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu, the airline’s head of corporate communications, flight operations will begin on Friday, February 12, 2021.
“United Nigeria Airlines will conduct its inaugural flight on Friday, February 12, 2021,” a statement signed by Achilleus-Chud read.
“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 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.”
He explained that regular daily flights to Lagos, Abuja, Asaba and Enugu airports will also commence immediately, adding that Owerri and Port Harcourt flights to follow.
For now, United Nigeria Airline will focus on the southern part of Nigeria, it 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.
The AOC, with number UNA/AOC/01-21/961, is valid till January 31, 2023.