…strengthens Ties Between Ado-Ekiti, Abuja
By Sade Williams
Overland Airways, Nigeria’s leading commuter airline, has opened its City Ticketing Office in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.
The office which is located at 96, Bank Road, by State Secretariat Junction, Ado-Ekiti will provide easy access for the purchase of Overland Airways tickets and for other enquiries.
The airline operates thrice-weekly flights (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) between Akure and Abuja. With the launch of this City Ticketing Office, the people of Ekiti, in addition to going online can easily avail themselves of Overland Airways’ services without necessarily travelling to the airport in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
To date, Overland Airways is Nigeria’s most consistent longest serving airline providing uninterrupted flights and opening up Nigeria’s remote economies over the last 14 years. Overland Airways assures Ekiti residents and visitors of reliable, safe and comfortable air services, now brought closer home by the establishment of the City Ticketing Office in Ekiti.
According to Capt. Edward Boyo, the Managing Director of Overland Airways: “Our customers are our top priority at Overland Airways. The City Ticketing Office in Ekiti will save Ekiti indigenes the stress of travelling to Akure each time they need to make a booking or get information on Overland Airways’ flights.”
“Development takes such deliberate plans and efforts to be achieved. At a time Nigeria’s economy needs pragmatic diversification from over-dependence on crude oil, States are now required to look inwards to transform their numerous resources. Ekiti State is in the frontline of regions to change the trend in Nigeria. Overland Airways is committed to partner in the realization of the economic, social, cultural and other potentials of Ekiti State, even in harsh economic conditions as we have seen in the past weeks and months.”
Overland Airways commenced three-times-weekly flights from Akure to Abuja April 25, 2016, thus opening up the State and its environs to unprecedented economic development in tourism, agribusiness, small- and medium-scale industries, amongst others.
According to Mrs. Aanu Benson, Chief Operating Officer of Overland Airways: “Overland Airways is in the forefront of providing smooth travel experience for your business engagements, ensuring you meet your appointments and encouraging you to reach for more opportunities with our reliable scheduled flights to hinterland destinations. The opening of this City Ticketing Office in Ekiti today adds a huge value to Ekiti and Ondo States.
“Overland Airways continues to show readiness to support national and regional economic development with excellent safety and economic performance at all times. As a partner in economic development, Overland Airways is committed to opening up Nigeria’s hinterland economies because we have the best aircraft – the turboprops – for the short flights into Nigeria’s hinterland economies which many Nigerian flyers are excited about.”
Overland Airways operates commercial flights to several Nigerian secondary airports such as Asaba, Dutse, Katsina, Minna, Jalingo, Bauchi, Akure, etc., which has effectively created an extensive web of economic development activities in these regions and their environs.
Overland Airways is an airline company registered to operate charter and scheduled 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 the hinterland of Nigeria. Its routes include Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Ilorin, Akure, Dutse, Minna, Bauchi, Asaba and Jalingo.
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 is a recipient of numerous awards amongst which is the National Productivity Order of Merit Award.