The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has formally presented the certificate of membership to the United Nigeria Airlines.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, IATA Regional Director Dr. Samson Fatokun commended the airline for attaining such a feat within a short time of coming into existence.
He said he could not recall any airline within the continent that has recorded such accelerated development within the same time frame as United Nigeria Airlines.
According to Fatokun, IATA will do everything to support United Nigeria Airlines, saying that to sustain the attained standards, it has to do more work.
In his remarks, Chairman of the Airline, Professor Obiora Okonkwo, attributed the success of the airline so far to the management team led by the Chief Executive Officer Osita Okonkwo.
He recalled that less than 12 hours when the airline obtained its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) it conducted its maiden flight.
He commended the resilient spirit of commercial airline owners that have remained in the business in spite of the excruciating operating environment.
” The roads are not the best, the only reliable way now is aviation,” he said.