Nigeria’s Overland Airways have concluded plans to launch scheduled flight services from Akure, the Ondo State capital, to Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory from April 25, 2016.
According to the airline managements, the flights which will be operated three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, demonstrate a strategic partnership with the government and people of Ondo, the Sunshine State, to accelerate economic development in the State and its environs.
The Chief Operating Officer, Overland Airways, Mrs. Aanu Benson said, “we are humbled to serve the Sunshine State and support its economic and social development, such as cocoa farming, local arts and craft, tourism.
“As the only airline older than six years in existence in Nigeria not taken over by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) today, Overland Airways has the economic stability to continue to empower Nigeria’s hinterland economies with sustainable, safe and comfortable flight services,” she added.
However, several economic sectors of the state, particularly Commerce, Transportation, Culture, Agriculture and many more will further receive a boost as the new flight would make the state quickly accessible for trade and investment as well as political and other engagements.