Air tickets to become affordable as Kano oil magnate,Alhaji Auwalu Rano,starts Rano airline with 5 Embraer aircraft. Rano is famous for always refusing to increase the price of petrol at his 120 filling stations whenever there’s scarcity and industry-wide gouging.
In January, the company applied for an Air Transport License (ATL) with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
Rano Air had initially applied to the NCAA for an ATL in mid-2020 to operate scheduled and non-scheduled passenger and cargo services within and outside Nigeria.
On Thursday, the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media and Digital Communication, Bashir Ahmad, announced on his Twitter page that the new airline company is about to kick-start operations in the country.
He wrote, “Congratulations to a new Kano-based commercial airline, the @RanoAir which is about to formally commence operations in the country.”
Rano Air is owned by the Kano-born business mogul and oil magnate, Alhaji Auwalu Abdullahi Rano, the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of A.A. Rano Group.
These are the first two [ 5N-BZU, 5N-BZX] Embraer ERJ 145s, as the other three will arrive soon . These aircraft use less aviation fuel which means they would be easier to operate without charging travellers an arm and a leg .