Overland Airways launches Lagos-Cotonou-Lome-operations

*L-R: Mrs. Aderonke Emmanuel-James, Manager Corporate Services; Mrs. Aanu Benson, Chief Operating Officer; and Mrs. Aduke Atiba, Executive Director, all of Overland Airways Limited at the media conference on the launch of the airline’s flights to Cotonou, Republic of Benin and Lome, Republic of Togo

Overland Airways has announced the expansion of its scheduled operations to Cotonou, Benin Republic and Lome, Togo Republic as part of its commitment to stimulate economic activities in Nigeria and the West African sub-region.

The airline’s chief operating officer, Mrs. Aanu Benson said at a press conference held on Friday in Lagos that the Lagos-Cotonou-Lome flights which begin on August 12, 2018, will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

She explained that the airline had given access to the under-served destinations in Nigeria and “we are not extending it to the West African sub-region.”

“The commencement of regional scheduled flight services marks the take-off of Overland Airways’ drive to participate actively in regional socio-economic activities and integration. West Africa is our territory.

“Overland Airways’ operations to Cotonou and Lome are to offer choices to customers as our contribution to regional integration in West Africa. We want air travellers in the region to team up and discover each other while enjoying excellent services we offer. It is an expression of Nigeria’s aviation renaissance in West Africa.

One of the most missing factors facing sustainable economic transformation in West Africa is smooth inter-connectivity. Over the coming years, Overland Airways will facilitate a new environment for business, leisure travellers, families, students, and more essentially bolster that bonding amongst the peoples and groupings in the region. There is need to reinforce unity and prosperity at the regional level,” she said.

She also emphasised on the airline’s commitment to serve the economy and the customer.

“We invite our customers to enjoy our premium services as we expand into the region to enable our current and new customers enjoy the Overland Airways experience in the region. We will continue to improve our services,” she added.

Overland Airways is listed on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registry.

The airline is also a proud Member of IATA, a community of respectable Airlines dictating global best practices and standards in the world today.

The airline relies on its fleet of technologically superior ATR and Beechcraft aircraft, and team of seasoned aviation and management professionals to drive its vision of providing excellent flight services in Nigeria’s and West Africa’s economies.


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