Government of Anambra state has eulogized the launch of Nigeria’s latest scheduled air carrier, United Nigeria Airlines, headed by Dr. Obiora Okonkwo, an illustrious son of the State.
The inaugural flight took off from the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos, and landed at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
According to a statement credited to the Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, seen by the ABS News, Adinuba appreciated Dr. Okonkwo for emulating the good work of great ambassador of Anambra State, Chief Allen Onyema, of Air Peace Airlines despite the devastating pandemic.
The release expressed confident that United Nigeria Airlines will take the aviation industry by storm, as Air Peace has done, especially with regard to the safety record, schedule integrity and quality ground and inflight services.
It however advised Dr. Okonkwo to consider making Anambra Airport the headquarters of his United Nigeria Airlines operations rather than Lagos, Abuja or any other place.
Also the release stated that Chief Onyema is committed to building a hanger at the Anambra International Cargo Airport still under construction, a key component of the strategy driving the phenomenal Aku lue uno philosophy.
It explained that the development will encourage a lot of local and international carriers to bring their equipment to the airport for maintenance and repairs.
It promised the willingness of Anambra State Government and its residents to liaise with it to achieve its goal even as it noted that Dr. Okonkwo and the Sosoliso chairman, Late Chief Victor Ikwuemesi hail from Ogidi, Idemmili North Local Government Area.