BY Kenneth Ehigiator
LAGOS—Air Nigeria has commenced direct daily flights from Owerri and Enugu to Abuja, the nation’s capital city.
The direct return services were introduced in response to growing demand by the airline’s customers for direct flights to Abuja from the two South-East cities, without having to fly through Lagos.
According to the airline, the launch of the direct flight operations from Owerri to Abuja and Enugu to Abuja allows passengers to maximise their time by cutting out transit time in Lagos.
It sad: “This enables them to achieve more, whether they’re travelling for business or pleasure. The development is in line with our mission to deliver superior travel experience to our teeming passengers.”
Air Nigeria said it had since inception pioneered the introduction of innovative products which had earned it numerous international and national endorsements and recognition for offering services tailored to enhance passengers’ travel experience.
It stated further: “Just recently, the airline was adjudged the “Airline of the Year 2010” at the Nigeria Aviation Awards, NIGAV, in recognition of outstanding contributions towards the development of the Nigerian aviation industry.
“Also, it was in 2010, named the Best Security Conscious Airline in West and Central Africa by Security Watch Africa for its strict adherence to prescribed aviation safety standards.
“Also, Air Nigeria was adjudged Best Airline in Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development at the CSR Nigeria award that held recently in Lagos.
“Air Nigeria continues to make giant strides despite prevailing challenges in the local aviation sector.
“It recently announced plans to recommence flights to London Gatwick and other long-haul routes.”