United Nigeria Airlines (UN, Enugu) is set to scale up its fleet of Embraer jets and its network reach with the impending acquisition of up to 12 aircraft.

In a statement to local media, management said it will acquire two E190s, which will be delivered by the fourth quarter of this year, as well as ten E175s to arrive in batches within 24 months thereafter.

“Arrangements are in top gear for operations to Ghana, Angola, South Africa, Niger Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, and Senegal among other African countries,” Chief Operating Officer Osita Okonkwo said.

The privately-owned Nigerian carrier's fleet currently entails four owned E145s deployed on scheduled flights connecting the Nigerian cities of Lagos and Abuja with Asaba, Enugu, Owerri, Bayelsa, and Port Harcourt Awolowo.