United Nigeria Airlines

United Nigeria Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Operating basesEnugu International Airport
Focus citiesAbuja, Anambra, Asaba, Enugu, Lagos, Osubi, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Yenagoa
Fleet size4
Parent companyUnited Nigeria Airlines Limited
Key people Prof. Obiorah Okonkwo
Executive Chairman
United Nigeria Airlines ERJ-145, registration 5N-BWZ

United Nigeria Airlines Limited, trading as United Nigeria Airlines, (IATA: U5ICAO: UNA), is a private airline in Nigeria. The new start-up received its Air Operators Certificate (AOC), on 1 February 2021. Headquartered in the city of Enugu, with an office in Abuja, and with its operations base at Enugu International Airport, United Nigeria Airlines started with four aircraft to operate scheduled flights between nine Nigerian cities: Abuja, Anambra, Asaba, Bayelsa, Delta, Enugu, Imo, Lagos, and Port Harcourt,


United Nigeria Airlines was established in 2020. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Nigeria Airlines Limited, a Nigerian company affiliated with Obiorah Okonkwo, a Russian-trained political scientist, businessman and entrepreneur.

The airline took delivery of four 50-seater Embraer ERJ-145LR aircraft during the second half of 2020. After rigorous examination by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), which included test flights, NCAA granted the airline an AOC on 1 February 2021. The initial AOC was valid until 31 January 2023.

On 12 February 2021, United Nigeria Airlines made its inaugural flight from Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos State, to Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu State. The flight had a 100 percent passenger load factor.


As of April 2021, United Nigeria Airlines maintained regular scheduled services to the following destinations:

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Nigeria Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
Asaba Asaba International Airport
Enugu Akanu Ibiam International Airport Hub
Owerri Sam Mbakwe Airport
Yenagoa Bayelsa International Airport
Umuleri Anambra International Cargo Airport
Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport
Osubi Warri Airport
Port Harcourt Port Harcourt International Airport


The United Nigeria Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft as of October 2023:

United Nigeria Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Order Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 1 174 Wet Leased from Fly2Sky Airlines till March 2024 (LZ-FSA)
Embraer ERJ-145LR 4 2 50
Total 5 2

Incidents and accidents

On October 29, 2023, the airline overshoots the runway by 20 meters at the MMIA

See also

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