……EgyptAir GM Nigeria bags Excellence award
EgyptAir is offering its esteemed and prospective Nigerian passengers 50% discount fares all its international routes as an incentive to encouraging them travel to their preferred destinations this coming easter holidays.
The airline says, they understand the challenges they had to go through due to the pandemic protocols and money spent in ensuring they get their Covid tests done to enable them travel.
At a news conference in Lagos, to unveil the discount and other incentives for passengers as well as the newly renovated office, EgyptAir’s General Manager in Nigeria, Mr. Muharram Abdel Rahman, says, the discounted fares is a way of telling the passengers they understand what they are going through and sharing in their expenses and to facilitate their movement during the forthcoming Easter holiday season to spend time with their families and loved ones.
Apart from the 50% discount to all travel destinations served by the airline, Mr. Rahman also announced an addition of one extra piece of luggage at no extra cost for passengers flying both on Business and Economy Classes.
The 50% discount promo is expected to last until March ending for ticket sales and until April ending for travel. Also, a 25% discount for students will be implemented after the end of the present 50% discount.
“It is our duty to facilitate movement by passengers. I know that economic wise, everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, reason why we are now offering a 50% discount on all flight destinations on EgyptAir,” Muharram said.
He stated that despite the pandemic, EgyptAir had continued to operate daily flights from Lagos, and five weekly flights from Abuja.
Rahman said, plans were underway to increase EgyptAir frequencies into Lagos and Abuja airports, adding that from 1st of June, the airline would operate 10 flights a week from Lagos while Abuja would be increased to daily and 2 cargo flights to Lagos.
Explaining further, he stressed the airline is poised with the cooperation of tour operators to present Cairo to Nigerians as an alternative to Dubai due to the restrictions, adding that packages have been created for religious, medical and even educational tours.
“The airline had now positioned itself to airlift Nigerians with tourist visas to Cairo, in a bid to sell the city as a viable tourist destination, since Nigerians cannot presently fly to Dubai due to current restrictions put in place by the UAE government”.
He thanked the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika for all his efforts in propelling the Nigeria aviation industry forward.
There was a presentation of an Excellence Award to the General Manager of EgyptAir in Nigeria, Mr. Muharram Abdel Rahman, by the Travel Consultants Club of Nigeria, an Aviation NGO, for the dedicated support he has provided to Nigerian Travel Consultants over the years.
The award read: “This is in recognition of your outstanding and excellence leadership contribution to the growth and development of travel consultants club of Nigeria”.
The Award was presented by Mr. Edet Effiong Aduak; the National President of the Association together with his colleague, Mrs. Adie Elizabeth, the National Secretary, during a courtesy visit to mark the unveiling of the airline’s newly designed and freshly renovated office with state-of-the-art facilities.