The newly launched Nigeria carrier, United Nigeria Airlines’ announced the arrival of one of its fleet, a 5N EWZ aircraft at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
The aircraft touched down at the Airport Wednesday afternoon, causing jubilation by passengers and stakeholders.
Reacting to the new development, the airport manager Cecilia Oguama and head of commercials Victor Egbo expressed their excitement and are optimistic that the new airline will boost the south east revenue and that of the country.
Cecilia said, “we are glad for the increase of flight operations, increase of passengers too. It will affect our revenue positively because with this flight now, we have almost 7 domestic airlines.
“So, passengers will have more choice, they are starting with Lagos and Abuja and I know very soon, they will expand to other routes.
“My expectation is that they will bring excellency on board, they will bring timeliness on board and they will improve generally on the system.”
While Victor, re-echoed the joy shared by the Airport Manager saying: “This is a whole gamut of revenue source for us; overtime we had just about two airlines operating from Enugu. Just now today, having an additional airline, we have at least an additional 10 percent of our annual revenue, aeronautic revenue source.
Other industry stakeholders at the airport strongly believe that the arrival of UN airlines will conceive strong and healthy competition in service delivery among the other existing six airlines.
It is also recorded that UN airlines would be the first airlines to have the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu as its operation headquarters.