At exactly 2:50 pm on Sunday, May 7th, 2023, Rano Air,.a Nigerian-owned brand new airline company, made its debut landing at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Ikeja, Lagos.
The airplane, the Embraer CRG model, is a 50-capacity commercial airline. It conveyed 35 passengers from Kano State and disembarked then at MMA2.
It was said that the Airline would be making a return trip to Kano State Immediately, with a total of 45 passengers who were seen already buying their tickets at the Departure Counter.
The Pilot, Captain Moses Egbekun, though declined an interview with the Press, looked excited at a warm reception put together by the management of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited, jointly led by its Acting Chief Operating Officer, Tosan Duncan, and Head of Operations, Blessing Ewah.
“The plane is so new. The flight was so smooth. We hope this luxurious experience can be sustained,” one of the passengers, who does not want to be named, said to the waiting crowd.
As a tradition, the aircraft, before disembarking its passengers, was greeted with water canons, a symbolic act that could be interpreted as a safety measure or an act of baptism into the trade.
Speaking on the development, Ewah, said the latest addition to fleets of airline companies plying their trade with MMA2, “is the manifestation of BASL’s commitment to upholding global best practices on providing a conducive environment for business, comfort, safety, and security of airlines, passengers, vendors, and other users of the terminal.
“This is a further validation of our groundbreaking success in the construction and management of airport infrastructures, which is a safe zone for airlines to do their businesses and provide topnotch services to the flying public,” he added