The founder of UMZA Aviation Services Hamza Maifata (second right) with some officials of the company.
The founder of UMZA Aviation Services Hamza Maifata (second right) with some officials of the company.

2 UMZA Express airplanes land at Abuja airport

NEWS DIGEST – Aero Contractors says it has taken delivery of the first set of two Dash-8 (Q-400) Aircraft belonging to Umza Express on Thursday at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.

Abdullahi Mahmood, the managing director of Aero Contractors, disclosed in a statement in Lagos.

Mr Mahmood said that the Nigerian registered aircraft, owned by UMZA Xpress, will be operated by Aero Contractors under a joint venture agreement between both parties.

He said that the Dash-8 Aircraft is one of the most fuel efficient and modern aircraft in the market and has a capacity of 74 seats.

Umza Xpress (Umza Aviation Services) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) C-FSRY (5N-CAC) (msn 4174) SEN (Keith Burton).

He said that the second aircraft is due to be delivered in a couple of days.

Mr Mahmood said: “We are pleased to inform our customers and stakeholders of the delivery of this aircraft under a joint venture agreement with UMZA Air.

“We missed our customers over the last few weeks and we are eager to offer our services to our highly esteemed passengers.

“Once we are ready to commence operation, we shall officially inform the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

“We shall announce our resumption of services with a new schedule soon once we are ready.”

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