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New Airline Sets To Begin Operations

K-Impex Airlines is set enter the industry as it prepares to commence scheduled passenger, cargo and charter operations across the country.

Its Managing Director, Dr Abel Ozigi, will also operate local cargo targeting perishable and non-perishable goods.

He noted that insecurity and decaying road infrastructure had made the transportation of goods and services by road very difficult and unfashionable.

Ozigi, who said the airline was shopping for the model of aircraft of between 15 and 20 tons capacity to develop the local cargo operations, added that he was concerned about the huge losses being incurred by distributors of perishable goods resulting from frequent accidents and attacks by bandits on highways added that the airline’s planned freight services would eliminate such unforeseen circumstances.

It will eradicate delays and multiple taxations incurred by distributors who usually pay rates from state to state as they truck their goods,” he said.

Ozigi though not willing to disclose the type of aircraft model the airline is procuring for the various operations it is mulling said, the company is aware of the implications of using the right model of aircraft for domestic operations so we are ordering the most suitable airplanes for our local and regional operations.

The Managing Director further said K-Impex Airline would start operations locally, but would eventually extend to regional routes within the first six months.

The airline, according to him, is targeting to start with four airplanes for scheduled operations, two 12-seaters for charter and one freighter by the first quarter of next year.

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Source: Nation

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