By Rakiya A.Muhammad
United Nigeria Airlines will begin scheduled flight operations to Kano and Sokoto, with the inaugural flight planned between December 1 and December 2, 2023.
Chief Operating Officer (COO) of United Nigeria Airlines, Mazi Osita Okonkwo, who disclosed this, said support infrastructure was on the ground at the airports to facilitate the operations.
According to him, the Kano and Sokoto offices of the airline would operate at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport and the Sultan Abubakar International Airport.
He said the expansion of flight services to Kano and Sokoto, with a further vision for Edo, Plateau, and Borno states, was part of the strategic plans of the company to unite Nigerians and offer them more options for air travel.
“So flying from Lagos and Abuja, we shall be able to connect Kano and Sokoto and even create opportunities for people in these states to connect states in the southeast.”
He pointed out it was about expanding possibilities and uniting Nigerians more.
“Our mission is to expand the travel options available to Nigerians so that more people can travel by air,” he stated.
“This will enhance connectivity between Nigerian cities and families as well as enhance economic activities. Ours is to ensure that Nigerians travel safely and comfortably across cities where we have already taken our services.”
The COO added: “We believe that with enhanced air transport services, Nigerians will interact more among themselves and travel more to enjoy the beauty that nature has blessed this country with.”