In line with its mission of becoming the leading provider of innovative and beneficial technologies that will improve quality of lives, Chams Plc, in partnership with Five Star Travel Agency has launched its travel portal that will enable people book and purchase air travel tickets online.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at Chamscity between Chams and Five Star travel agency at a colourful ceremony that was well represented by members of staff and the press.
Speaking at the launch on Monday in Lagos , Managing Director of Chams, Mr. Demola Aladekomo said Chams Access, a subsidiary of Chams Limited, started the process of creating a platform for online ticketing since 2006, owing to the enormous importance in the aviation industry and the entire economy of the nation.
“Travellers could now heave a sigh of relief as the strategic intent of the portal is to avail potential users the opportunity to have a friendly platform with which they could gain access to flight booking and purchase of air tickets from the comfort of their homes and offices at subsidised rates,” Aladekomo said, adding that the portal expose air travellers to a wide varieties of airlines, thus enabling the option of over 400 airlines and various competitive prices.
He explained that the portal a payment gateway integrated to its system, which allows multi card payment options of all payment cards presently in circulation in the country.
Pleased with the MoU, Chairman Five Star Travel Agency, Mr. Henry Olufemi Adefope said the idea was to make travel a lot easier for Nigerians, especially during rush hours. “I believe God this project has come to stay to ease travellers the problems of rushing to book air tickets from aviation airlines, he said”.
Managing Director of the travel agency, Mrs. Folake Adefope-Need, said it took efforts and hard work between Chams and Five Star Travel Agency to bring what she described as an online platform that will change the way of life of Nigerians.
Marketing Manager, Naira.com, Mr. Emrys Ijaola said the idea of the portal stemmed from the observation of seemingly endless queues at the airport for the purchase of tickets, needless to mention the fluctuations associated with prices, especially at a time when the traveller is in dare need to travel.
“These inconsistencies left the passenger with little or no time to approach ATM to withdraw money and return and return to the queue. Most passengers under such situations, often miss their flights,” he said adding that the portal was developed to address the issues, aimed at bringing convenience of accessibility at anytime.
According to him, travellers could have access to online service by logging on to www.travel.naira.com, where the user could explore all options available to them. Upon the completion and authorisation of a flight booking, an e-ticket with reference number as added security is sent to the subscriber’s email within 24 hours.
It could be printed out and used to ‘check in’ at the airport.
Users have the opportunity to view flight schedules of all airlines, search for and book flights to any destination of choice, he said.