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Rano Air launches local air transportation

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By Mercy Kelani

Its inaugural flight was heralded by Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on May 7, 2023.

In an effort to alleviate the challenges encountered by travelers on this specific route, Rano Air has launched a new initiative: a local air transportation service. Specifically, domestic passengers can now enjoy the convenience and efficiency of air travel from Katsina to Abuja, as well as from Kaduna to Lagos. Nigeria’s aviation industry experiences a surge as a prominent airline widens its scope beyond initial borders, marking just a year since its launch. This airline now seeks to contend with Air Peace and various other competitors in the market.

On January 21, 2024 citizens witnessed a significant event as Auwalu Abdullahi Rano, the Chairman of Rano, conveyed that a noteworthy achievement had been reached, according to a formal declaration. The newly introduced airline has already been providing transportation services for passengers traveling between Abuja and different destinations such as Lagos, Kano, Sokoto, and Maiduguri after its establishment last year, before this recent development. On May 7, 2023, the initiation flight of Rano Air was heralded by Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, former governor of Kano state, as stated in a report.

Passengers were extremely pleased with the inaugural flight of the airline.

Launching from the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, this momentous occasion marked the beginning of a new era for the airline. Rano Air ignited excitement among travelers from the regions of Katsina and Kaduna with its recent inauguration, as stated in an article published in a news report. A remarkable surge of passengers flocked to experience the airline’s services. According to the reported information, the passengers were extremely pleased with the inaugural flight of the airline.

They further claimed that the era of flight disruptions and cancellations experienced with other airlines was now a thing of the past. Since commencing operations in the beginning of the previous year, 2023, Rano Air has been experiencing considerable triumphs, as stated in the report. With an inventory that consists of five Embraer Aircraft, each capable of accommodating 50 passengers per journey, the recently launched airline has proven its exceptional achievements in the domestic sector.

It aims to offer larger and more expansive aircraft.

Also, passengers have expressed their contentment with the airline’s provision of affordable flight fares, acknowledging their satisfaction with the comparatively lower prices offered by the company. Rano Air expressed great hope in expanding its services to all Nigerian airports for domestic flights by the end of the year 2024. This comes after the recent opening ceremonies of the Katsina and Kaduna Stations, which have further fueled the confidence of the airline in achieving their ambitious goal.

The intention remains unchanged, as its aim is to offer larger and more expansive aircraft, allowing for an increased capacity to cater to a greater number of travelers across the nation. According to a new report, a recent development in the Nigerian aviation sector has seen the inception of an airline, known as Rano Air, dedicated to bridging the gap between Western and Eastern African destinations. Also, Uganda Airlines took to the skies on the 20th of October in the year 2023, as they embarked on a momentous journey to connect Uganda and Nigeria.

There has been a surge in flight ticket prices across all airlines.

Furthermore, the maiden flight landed in Lagos, where the bustling Murtala Muhammed International Airport served as the gateway to the vibrant Nigerian nation. As stated in a report, there has been a significant surge in flight ticket prices across all airlines, primarily driven by the substantial rise in aviation fuel costs in the country. According to this report, it was stated that the skyrocketing flight ticket prices of all airlines across Nigeria was prompted by the significant increase in the cost of aviation fuel.


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AN-Toni
Editor
1 month ago

Private-sector funding to build road network. – Its inaugural flight was heralded by Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on May 7, 2023. – Express your point of view.

Kazeem1
Member
1 month ago

A big step forward is the introduction of local air travel by Rano Air. It gives travelers within the nation more options for practical and effective travel. Improving connectivity and fostering economic growth are two good reasons for this.

Taiwo
Member
1 month ago

RANO AIR INTRODUCES LOCAL AVIATION Abdullahi Umar Ganduje heralded its inaugural flight. The recently established airline is already offering passenger transportation services between Abuja and several places; it will compete with the existing airline. 

Adeoye Adegoke
Member
1 month ago

It’s great to see private-sector funding being utilized to improve the road network and now even for the aviation sector. This kind of investment can have a positive impact on transportation infrastructure overall, making it more efficient and accessible for everyone.
When it comes to building and improving road networks, private-sector funding can play a crucial role. The government alone may not always have the necessary resources to address all the infrastructure needs, so partnering with private companies can help bridge that gap. This approach allows for faster implementation of projects and can bring in expertise and innovation from the private sector.
By involving private companies in the construction and maintenance of roads, we can potentially see improvements in the quality of the infrastructure. Private companies often have access to advanced technologies and best practices that can lead to more durable and efficient road networks. This can result in smoother rides, reduced congestion, and enhanced safety for all road users.
Moreover, private-sector funding can also help alleviate the burden on public finances. With limited government budgets, it can be challenging to allocate sufficient funds to address all the infrastructure needs. By attracting private investment, it becomes possible to leverage additional resources and accelerate the pace of development.
However, it’s important to ensure that there is proper oversight and regulation in place when it comes to private-sector involvement. Transparency, accountability, and fair competition should be key considerations to avoid any potential issues or conflicts of interest. It’s crucial to strike a balance between private-sector efficiency and public interest.

SarahDiv
Member
1 month ago

Rano Air’s new domestic routes are a game-changer for travel convenience. Commendably, the airline plans to expand further, addressing the rising demand for affordable and efficient air travel across Nigeria. This initiative is a positive step towards enhancing domestic connectivity.