Ghana grants United Nigeria approval for flight services to Accra


 Nigeria’s flag carrier airline, United Nigeria Airline is on the verge of beginning its operations to Accra, Ghana as plans are afoot to expand its operations to the West African sub-region.

A report by AviationGhana stated that through diplomatic processes, the Nigerian carrier has been authorized to begin operating flights into Ghana.

United Nigeria Airlines Limited, with a base at Enugu International Airport and an office in Abuja, is anticipated to finish the necessary procedures and start conducting commercial flights into Ghana.

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“United Nigeria Airline Company Limited from Nigeria has been designated through the diplomatic channels to commence commercial flight operations into Ghana,” Director-General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Charles Kraikue, confirmed to AviationGhana.

AviationGhana sources say the Nigerian carrier, which operates a fleet of four Embraer ERJ-145LR and presently operates domestic flights to Lagos, Abuja, Enugu Owerri, Port Harcourt, Yenogoa, Anambra, Asaba, and Osubi is also carefully planning its schedule and will announce it in the months ahead.

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The spokesman for United Nigeria Airlines, Mr. Achillus Chud- Uchegbu told Aviation Metric that the carrier had indeed applied to the Ghana CAA as the carrier plans to operate on West Coast.

He equally noted that the carrier was in the process of expanding its fleet of aircraft by acquiring more airplanes to service not only the Accra route but many others in West and Central Africa.

Wole Shadare