By Kenneth Ehigiator
Bellview Airlines has said it would compensate its passengers who were stranded for all of last week in their efforts to travel to London with a 50 per cent discount on their next trip.
The airline was for much of last week locked in a game of wit with hundreds of its passengers, following its inability to airlift them to their London destination, citing technical problems.
For showing some understanding, Bellview Airlinesâ€™ management has promised to reward the passengers with the discount to make up for the inconveniences they suffered.
Bellview also noted that it had successfully airlifted all the passengers in Lagos and London to their destinations.
â€œWe are pleased to announce that we have successfully evacuated all our passengers out of London and Lagos and we have fully reinstated our service between Lagos and London Heathrow.
â€œIn appreciation of the understanding shown by our passengers, we are offering all affected a 50% discount on their next travel. All they have to do to redeem this offer is show a ticket on any of the affected flights,â€ the airline said in a statement issued in Lagos.
The airline apologised to the passengers for the inconveniences and embarrassment caused them, adding that it would soon take delivery of two Boeing 767-300 to address the problems on the route.
â€œWe are expecting two BoeingÂ 767-300s for delivery by September 22, 2009. That arrival will give tremendous boost to our service.â€
Bellview also announced the commencement of its non-stop scheduled Jeddah service which started yesterday.
The airline also disclosed plans to relocate toÂ Terminal 4 at Heathrow Airport in London.