. Airline Commits To Development Of Remote Economies
Overland Airways, Nigeria’s frontline scheduled and charter airline, has increased its flight frequency on the Akure-Abuja route from three times a week to six times a week. This is to enable Overland Airways passengers travelling from Akure, Ondo State, as well as Ekiti State and environs to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to enjoy more flight options which will enhance their business activities, and provide them with the flexibility to visit and bond with loved ones and enjoy other forms of leisure.
With effect from October 3, 2017, Overland Airways will fly from Akure Airport to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (NAIA) six days every week from Sunday to Friday. The Akure-Abuja flights shall operate by 11:30hrs, while the Abuja-Akure flights will operate at 10:00hrs. This demonstrates the airline’s responsiveness to the needs of its customers. More investors now have flexible travel options as they can fly to Akure from Abuja every day except on Saturdays.
The Chief Executive Officer of Overland Airways, Capt. Edward Boyo, notes that the increased flights services on the Akure-Abuja route would help to reposition the State for greater economic development.
“Overland Airways now offers increased first-rate flight services from Akure to Abuja and Abuja to Akure. Our satisfaction comes from fulfilling the travel needs of our customers. That is our vision and commitment. Akure is a choice destination because of its rich agricultural and mineral resources as well historical sites and nature’s wonders that are a tourist’s delight,” says Capt. Boyo.
“For the past 15 years, Overland Airways has provided easy access to hinterland economies and secondary airports in Nigeria with top-notch flight services. Overland is committed to opening up under-served airports. Akure is just one of the key destinations where Overland Airways plays a vital role in its economic development through air transport. Ondo State’s economy is important to our existence as a devoted corporate citizen. Overland Airways is here for the long-term, as we are partners in the growth and development of Ondo State. We want to see the cocoa farms and associated investments flourish. We want to see the rich art and craft heritage of Ondo State excel. We are in Ondo State to provide the platform that gives investors, tourists, and economic development partners easy access to Ondo State.”
In 2016, Overland Airways opened its City Ticketing Offices in Ado- Ekiti in a bid to stay closer to the people and provide prompt solution to their ticketing and related needs in the comfort of their localities.
Says Mrs. Aanu Benson, Chief Operating Officer of Overland Airways: “Ondo State is fondly called the Sunshine State, which symbolizes light, life and vibrancy; and naturally Ondo has a gamut of natural resources including mineral deposits and fertile agricultural land, and impressive hills, etc. The State also offers some of the country’s most iconic tourism sites, as well as a rich blend of culture and tradition which makes Ondo State a attactive destination for investors.
“Overland Airways’ launch of additional flights is timely, in line with the Government’s renewed efforts to fast-track economic rejuvenation in the State through air transport. We have introduced these additional frequencies so you can see the sun shine brighter in Ondo State.”