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United Nigeria Airlines looks to expand

Posted 20 April 2021 · Add Comment

The chairman of United Nigeria Airlines, Obiora Okonkwo, has said the airline plans to consolidate its domestic operations with two more EMB-145LRs.

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He also revealed in a recent press conference the airline aims to set up its own Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) facility.


Okonkwo said: “The ERJ145 is a good, fuel-efficient aircraft, and we are negotiating and finalising an additional two Embraer and by then we would have consolidated on certain routes, and we would have consolidated on certain passenger loads, and then we plan to probably consider a large body aircraft. As you may know, the ERJ may have all its advantages, but it also has its own little bit of disadvantage in terms of (overhead) luggage and all that. A typical Nigerian will want to travel with a lot of things, and so the challenges are there. We would want to do something to accommodate that shortly and very soon. So far, we are getting around those challenges.”

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