United Nigeria Airlines plans to order two Embraer E190s and 10 E175s

Aircraft should be received between the end of 2023 and 2025, the carrier’s director of operations told local media

With just over three years in operation, carrier United Nigeria Airlines has announced expansion plans for the next three years.

According to Mazj Okonkwo, the airline’s director of operations, the company intends to acquire two Embraer E190 jets that should be delivered by the end of 2023.

At the same time, United Nigeria plans to introduce the E175 variant to its fleet, with 10 new aircraft being received over a 24-month span.

“We are desirous of expanding our operations. So, the acquisition of more aircraft is in accordance with our business development and growth plan,” Okonkwo told MarketForces Africa.

United Nigeria Airlines was founded in 2020 and started operations in February 2021. The airline has a fleet of four ERJ 145s with 50 seats.

United Nigeria ERJ-145 (UN)

Last week, one of them suffered a runway excursion at Murtala Muhammed Airport, in the capital Lagos, but without causing injuries to the 50 passengers and crew.

It was the airline’s second worrying incident with an ERJ 145. The same jet, registration 5N-BWW, had an engine failure in November 2021.

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It was discovered during the investigation of the incident that the aircraft’s data recorder had been out of order for several months.


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