Nigeria is taking its pride of place in the international community, as one of its airlines, Medview PLC is set to integrate the west and Francophone countries in Africa and the Middle East through flight operations.
To this end, the airline in its usual style to ensure carrying everybody along and no body is left behind, brought its trade partners,(trade agents)to together to intimate them and unveil to them these destinations at a dinner in Lagos.
The forum was also an opportunity for the airline to get feedback back on its operations on the London, Jeddah and other routes flown as well areas of make improvement.
Executive Director, commercial and Business development, Mr. Ishaq Na’allah in his remarks described the trade agents as partners in progress.
According to him, “this airline belongs to us, without you this airline will not exist, we value the relationship our our trade partners”
He added, “By Friday, October 27, we are launching a new service to Abidjan, Conakry and Dakar. The purpose of our gathering today is to interact with our trade partners that are travel agencies to partner with us. We are here to introduce this market to them and give them the opportunity to serve to passengers”.
The airline with plans concluded will commence Abidjan, Conakry, Dakar route on Friday October 27, 2017 with Dubai later in the year.
Country Manager Medview airline in Dubai, Mr. Ndukodon Phineas Bongi said on the Dubai route, the airline is offering seamless travel to its teeming passengers.
He noted that Medview had made arrangement for its passengers to get visa without stress, hotels and other packages that would ensure passengers enjoy their stay in Dubai whether for leisure, business or medical tourism.
He said,” our visa services is valid for single entry only and duration of stay is 14 days non extendable, there are negotiated prices in hotel, discounted coupons and vouchers, loyalty in hotels, spa after busy days work and cargo assistance”.
Managing Director, Medview airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole while addressing the agents called for collaboration, urging them to partner with them to promote and grow the Nigeria aviation industry.
He thanked the trade partners whom he said have been great partners in the growth of Medview airline.
He however stated that all the successes achieved by the airline had come with some impediments strategically laid down by authorities overseas to kill competition by the flag carrier.
“We encountered challenges of regional operations. In Ghana, they said they were not going to give us traffic right. They claimed that we already had four airlines and none from Ghana until the matter was resolved.”
“They did the same thing to us when we filed to operate to Dubai which by the Grace of God will happen on December 7, 2017. God bless our Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika who insisted that they must allow us to fly into Dubal Terminal One and not to Sharjah.”
Responding, travel agents expressed appreciation to the management of the airline for inviting them to partner the airline.
They also expressed satisfaction with the plans in place to expand and improve on its operations and urge the airline to sustain the tempo both on its in- flight, on time departure, quality service and reliability.