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Overland Airways Begins Asaba-Abuja Flights November 22

PRESS RELEASE

Overland Airways Begins Asaba-Abuja Flights November 22

  • New Flight Stimulates Delta State's Economic Activities
  • Boosts Reliability, Safety, High-Value

 

Asaba, Delta State: November 22, 2016: Overland Airways, Nigeria's frontline carrier has announced the start of its flight services from Abuja to Asaba, Delta State from November 22, 2016. The Asaba-Abuja fights will operate at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; while the Abuja-Asaba flights will operate at 10:30a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The flight services will be operated with Overland Airways globally renowned ATR turboprop aircraft with superior technological design for unmatched performance on short-distance flights in terms of economic reliability, safety and comfort.

Overland Airways is Nigeria's longest-serving most consistent scheduled commercial airline providing uninterrupted flight services in Nigeria over the past 14 years. With expanding routes including Lagos, Asaba, Abuja, Dutse, Minna, Bauchi, Jalingo, Akure, Overland Airways looks to begin regional flights in West African in the first quarter of 2017.

According to Capt. Edward Boyo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Overland Airways, the accelerated development of the economy of Delta State is strategic to the development of  the economies of various regions in the country especially the South-East and South-South regions, which makes air transport an important element in the efforts to develop Delta State.

"Delta State is endowed with great human and sundry resources which should be carefully harnessed by relentless efforts of both the government and the private sector. Overland Airways is dedicated to creating new high-value for the indigenes and visitors to Delta State by providing our trademark excellent, reliable, safe and comfortable air services to Asaba."

"We understand the value of investments and easy access into hinterland economies like Delta State. And we are confident of driving sustainable social and economic development in Delta State as Overland Airways supports the easy movement of investors, tourists, traders and business people to and from Delta State and the adjoining regions such as Onitsha across the Niger. We are in partnership with the people of Delta State. And this is a partnership that works."

The Chief Operating Officer of Overland Airways, Mrs. Aanu Benson, states: "Overland Airways performed the first-ever flight to open Asaba Airport in 2011 as a foremost partner in the economic transformation of Delta State, and in celebration and support of the enterprising people of 'The Big Heart' State. The launch of the Asaba-Abuja flights today demonstrates the renewed bonding Overland Airways brings to the people of Delta State and its environs, underlain by Overland Airways' characteristic people-oriented and excellent flight services."

"With a modern fleet of 12 aircraft, superior technical and management capabilities as well as unmatched commitment to the sustainable development of Nigeria's remote economies and airports, Overland Airways is one of the best managed airlines in the world today. And this is a plus today for Delta State and the environs."

 

Ends

 

NOTE FOR EDITORS

  • Overland Airways is an airline company registered to operate charter and scheduled passenger and cargo flights. The airline commenced operations in 2002 with the aim of increasing the prosperity of the Nigerian hinterland by facilitating the transportation of business men, investors, government officials and indigenes from one point to another, and till date is the pride of Nigeria in the airline industry.

 

  • Overland Airways operates scheduled domestic flight services within Nigeria called "Business Flyer" and has succeeded in bringing air transportation to more hinterland areas of Nigeria. Its routes include Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Ilorin, Akure, Dutse, Minna, Bauchi, Asaba and Jalingo.

 

  • Overland Airways also operates cargo services in Nigeria.

 

  • The airline operates a fleet of modern equipment and facilities to provide high standard of service. Overland Airways has a fleet of 12 modern aircraft composed of ATR-42s, ATR-72s and Beechcraft 1900Ds.

 

  • Overland Airways has successfully undergone the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and is registered on the IOSA Registry. Overland Airways is also an IATA Member listing among about 267 global IATA Member airlines that control 83% of global air passenger traffic.

 

  • Overland Airways is a renowned economic development partner opening up secondary airports and linking hinterland economies with hub cities; and has won several industry awards and recognitions including the Federal Government's National Productivity Order of Merit Award (NPOM).

 

 

SIGNED

MANAGEMENT

 

For media enquiries, please contact:

Manager, Corporate Services

Overland Airways Limited

17 Simbiat Abiola Road

Ikeja - Lagos

Tel: 08037230459

Email: fly@overland.aero

Web: www.overlandairways.com

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