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About United Nigeria Airlines

United Nigeria Airlines is a new private domestic airline in Nigeria. The airline was established in 2020 and received its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) in February 2021.

The airline is based at Enugu International Airport, which serves the city of Enugu — the capital of Enugu State in Nigeria. United Nigeria Airlines is currently operating regular scheduled flights between six Nigerian cities: Abuja, Asaba, Enugu, Port-Harcourt, Owerri, and Lagos.

United Nigeria Airlines’ first commenced operations on February 12th 2021, with its inaugural flight from Murtala Muhammed International Airport (Ikeja, in Lagos State) to Akanu Ibiam International Airport (Enugu, Enugu State).

United Nigeria Airlines uses four 50-seater Embraer ERJ-145LR aircraft for its scheduled passenger flights.

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Domestic Destinations

United Nigeria Airlines currently connects six cities in Nigeria: Abuja, Asaba, Enugu, Port-Harcourt, Owerri, and Lagos. The airline is still in an early stage, having only commenced flights in early 2021, and hopes to expand its network soon.

Abuja Abuja International Airport ABV
Asaba Asaba International Airport ABB
Enugu Enugu International Airport ENU
Lagos Lagos International Airport LOS

Popular Routes

Enugu ⇌ Abuja

Owerri ⇌ Abuja

Enugu ⇌ Lagos

Owerri ⇌ Lagos

Abuja ⇌ Asaba

Port Harcourt ⇌ Lagos

Baggage Allowance

Checked Baggage

All adults are entitled to 20kg of complementary checked baggage allowance in the Economy Class cabin, and 40kg in Business class.

Carry-On Baggage

All adults are entitled to one piece of carry-on baggage into the cabin. The cabin bag must not weigh more than 6kg in Economy class, and 10kg in Business class. Cabin bags must not exceed 45x33x20 cm in dimension.

In addition to the cabin bag allowance, passengers can also carry-on a purse or small handbag or Laptop for free.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Online check-in is available through the airline's website, and opens 24 hours prior to flight departure. Online check-in will close 1 hour to flight departure.

Airport Check-In

Airport check-in opens 2 hours to scheduled flight departure, and closes 30 minutes to flight departure.

Class Fares: Economy

In Economy class, passengers can enjoy a light, bright, and comfortable cabin. Passengers will be attended to by the airline's experienced flight attendants.

Within Economy class, there are three ticket fares available: Economy Promo, Economy Saver, and Economy Flex. Although the onboard experience will be the same, the three tiers offer different levels of flexibility.

Economy Promo: Refund not permitted and no show fees apply

Economy Saver: Refund is subject 25% penalty charge and no show fees apply

Economy Flex: Refund is subject 25% penalty charge and no show fees apply


Equipped with a galley, on-board snacks and beverages are available for purchase during the flight.

What are seats like?

There is plenty of storage above the seats in the overheard containers and under the seats. Seats are configured in a 2-1 formation.

Frequent Flyer Program

The airline does not currently offer a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

The airline is not currently part of an airline alliance program.


The airline currently opperates four Embraer ERJ-145LR, with each have a capacity of 50 passengers.

Hub Airport

Akanu Ibiam International Airport

Akanu Ibiam International Airport (IATA: ENU) is otherwise known as Enugu Airport. It is an airport serving Enugu, the capital city of Enugu State of Nigeria. It is a domestic airport, with other airlines (including Air Peace and Arik Air) connecting the airport with other major cities in the country. Uniter Nigeria Airlines connects Akanu Ibiam International Airport with Abuja and Lagos. Ibom Air and Ethiopian Airlines also connect the airport with other cities in the Nigeria.

Alternative Airlines

The following airlines operate similar routes within Nigeria:

Arik Air logo Overland Airways logo Nigeria Air logo



United Nigeria Airlines launches flights

New Nigerian carrier, United Nigeria Airlines, commenced operations from Lagos on February 12th 2021. The inaugural flight took off from Lagos and flew to Enugu. United Nigeria Airlines received its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on February the 1st, 2021. The airline has a long-term plan to expand its route network in the future.