Ahead Dubai route launch: Medview boss tasks travel agents on using local carriers for Nigerians


By Sade Williams


Ahead plans to launch flight operation to Dubai, Medview Airline Plc officials met with its travel partners in Abuja region today, tasking them on why they should convince and assist Nigerians travel with the nation’s flag carriers.


The Airline’s Managing Director Alhaji Muneer Bankole, stated that the key index for meeting its partners was to discuss how to work together in the interest of passengers, urging them to strive to make possible for Nigerians to travel using the country’s carrier.


The Med-View Airlines boss, who said this today during a meeting with the travel agents at the NICON Luxury Hotel in Abuja, restated that the airline will commence operations to Dubai On December 7, 2017.


Bankole ,who was represented by the Executive Director Business Development and Commercial, Mr. Isiaq Na’Allah, stated that travel agents plays a very important role in the aviation business, as they are the first  people passengers come  in contact with when they want book their flights.


Speaking further Na’ Allah said that the airline knows the value of the travel agents and contributions towards making passengers booking seamless, adding that travel agents also take certain percentage of the sales.


“The key index is for us to partner and work together in the interest of passengers. Make it possible for Nigerian to travel using local airlines. Most of the fares charged by foreign airlines are exorbitant compared to that Med-View Airline”, he said.


The Medview chief  stated that foreign airlines give travel agents zero commission, assuring them  that Med- View Airline was ready to provide them service and commission with minimal cost.


He stared that the airline had met with travel agents in Lagos and that the airline is now talking to the travel agents in Abuja and that that the airline would extend the meeting to Kano.


According to him, “We will offer you service at a minimal cost with commission. We are delighted that you are here today. We value you and we urge you to speak with open mind on issues bothering you as partners in progress.”


“We have done it in Lagos, we are doing it here in Abuja now and we are taking it to Kano. We are doing this because we recognise your importance”, he added.


Earlier, Med- View Airline, Country Manger in Dubai, Mr. Ndukodon Phineas Bongi said that Medview Airlines has a lot to offer its passengers on the Dubai routes, urging passengers to take advantage of the airline’s commencement of flight operations in December 7,2017.


Dubai , the Country Manager hinted is one of the popular destinations in the world, has the tallest building in th world and that it is safe and secure, adding for these reasons and many more, passengers have reasons to ‘Think UAE’


Other qualities which Dubai has, which the airline listed includes: huge range of hotels from budget to supper luxury, verities of excursion, tours and services.


Ndultodion added the Med-View Airline Holiday also have offers for both kids and family, just as he advised passengers to use the opportunity of the airline’s flight to savour Dubai.


Med-View Airline, he stated would assist passengers in planning for shopping in Dubai, and that the airline would also provide passengers with enhance baggage and special excess baggage rate.


Some of the travel agents, who spoke at the August meeting appealed to Med- View Airlines to increase the commission paid them, as that would further make them sell more of the airline’s tickets.


They also appealed to the airline to give access to travel agents to re-route and above all take them as partners in progress.

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