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United Nigeria, Air Peace plan partnership

Chairman of United Nigeria Airlines, Dr Obiora Okonkwo, has hinted about a novel deal between his company and Air Peace. He said the deal would…

Chairman of United Nigeria Airlines, Dr Obiora Okonkwo, has hinted about a novel deal between his company and Air Peace.

He said the deal would revolutionise the aviation sector and usher in a new era of collaboration for a better travel experience, adding that it would be unveiled in the “next few days”.

Speaking during a Gala and Award Night held at The Dome in Abuja to mark the first-anniversary celebration of United Nigeria Airlines, Okonkwo, according to a statement, said the aviation industry in Nigeria was long overdue for such collaboration.

According to him, such partnerships enhance business and improve the capacity of airlines to overcome certain issues that lead to flight delays.

“In the next few days, we are going to sign an agreement with Air Peace for collaborations that will improve travel experiences in the country and also help address certain problems that arise in the course of flight operations,” he said.

Okonkwo also warned passengers against assaulting airline staff and destroying airline and airport property as a way of expressing anger over flight delays or cancellations.

“People ought to understand that no airline operator takes delight in keeping his aircraft on the ground.

“Operators make money when their aircraft is flying. Aircraft on ground is a loss to operators. So, when delays or cancellations happen, they happen for the safety of the traveller.