Barring any unforeseen circumstances, one of the Nigeria’s fastest growing carrier, United Nigeria Airlines, is set to open a new airline route connecting Kano from Sokoto State in December.
A statement made available by the chief operating officer of the airline, Mazi Osita Okonkwo, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Sokoto said the company has concluded plans to expand its operations to unite the northern part of the country with the opening of offices in Kano and Sokoto states.
“This is coming amid plans to also connect Edo, Plateau, and Borno states with the arrival of more aircraft.
“The Kano and Sokoto offices of the airline will operate at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport and the Sultan Abubakar International Airport.
Already, plans are in top gear for the inaugural flight to the two airports planned to take place between December 1 and December 2, 2023”.
Commenting on the expansion of scheduled air transport services to Kano and Sokoto state, Okonkwo, said the airline was interested in uniting Nigerians across more cities in the country.
“The expansion of flight services to Kano and Sokoto, with a further vision for Edo, Plateau, and Borno states is part of the strategic plans of the company to unite Nigerians and offer them more options for air travel.
“With the expansion of air transport services to the north, Nigerians would have more options to connect with more cities, their loved ones, and businesses in safety and in comfort.
“We shall soon commence scheduled flight operations to Kano and Sokoto. Already, we have put support infrastructure on the ground at the airports to facilitate this vision. Our mission is to expand the travel options available to Nigerians so that more people can travel by air.
“This will enhance connectivity between Nigerian cities, and families as well as enhance economic activities. Ours is to make sure that Nigerians travel in safety and in comfort across cities where we have already taken our services.
“As you know, with Kano and Sokoto united on our schedules, we look forward to bringing Plateau and Borno states on board just as are also putting up infrastructure to make sure that Edo state is also connected through the Benin Airport.