By Sade Williams
Overland Airways, Nigeria’s frontline carrier has announced the start of its flight services from Lagos to Asaba, Delta State this festive season with effect from December 21, 2016.
According to the airline, the Asaba-Lagos fights will operate at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; while the Lagos-Asaba flights will operate at 13:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The new flights from Lagos to Asaba will give fillip to economic activities in Delta State and Overland Airway’s revamped operations to Asaba International Airport which began recently with the commencement of flights services from Abuja to Asaba. This would further strengthen the economic linkages between the peoples of the South-south and South-East and the South-Western parts of Nigeria, as well as improve the social ties amongst them.
According to Capt. Edward Boyo, Chief Executive Officer of Overland Airways, “Air transport is a key factor in the economic development of Delta State, and the accelerated development of the State’s economy is strategic to the development of the economies of the South-East and South-South regions.
The Chief Operating Officer of Overland Airways, Mrs. Aanu Benson, states: “Overland Airways is a major stakeholder in Delta State and a partner for economic development. Overland Airways has returned to Asaba to re-energize economic activities in the Delta region and surrounding States with its excellent flight services.”
Overland Airways flight services from Lagos to Asaba will be operated with the globally renowned ATR turboprop aircraft which is noted for its superior technological design and is particularly suited for short-distance flights in terms of economic reliability, safety and comfort.
“Overland Airways has carved out a niche for itself amongst Nigerian carriers in terms of maintaining high safety and operational standards and Delta State indigenes are thus assured of the highest safety standards and excellent customer service. The IATA Operational Safety Audit registration and International Air Transport Association (IATA) membership recently achieved by the airline are testament to this fact,”Benson also states.
Overland Airways is Nigeria’s longest-serving most consistent scheduled commercial airline providing uninterrupted flight services in Nigeria over the past 14 years. With an expanding route network covering Lagos, Asaba, Abuja, Dutse, Minna, Bauchi, Jalingo and Akure, Overland Airways plans to commence regional flights in West Africa in the first quarter of 2017.