Overland Airways resumes Asaba-Abuja flights, plans regional service

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Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi

Overland Airways has announced the start of flight service from Abuja to Asaba, Delta State.

The airline said it commenced the service from October 31, and that it would operate three flights a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays with Overland Airways ATR turboprop aircraft.

“Overland Airways is Nigeria’s longest-serving most consistent scheduled commercial airline providing uninterrupted flight services in Nigeria over the past 15 years. With expanding routes including Lagos, Ilorin, Asaba, Abuja, Dutse, Minna, Bauchi, Jalingo, Akure and Ibadan, Overland Airways looks to begin regional flights in West African soon,” the airline said in a statement.

It added that it would fill the gap in flight connectivity between Asaba and Abuja, thereby easing the inconvenience passengers were facing on the route and providing strong support for the economy in Delta State and surrounding states.

The Chief Executive Officer of Overland Airways, Capt. Edward Boyo, said the economic recovery in the nation required strong commitment among all stakeholders to reinvigorate the economy.

He said, “The accelerated development of the economy of Delta State is strategic to the development of the economies of various regions in the country, especially the South-East and South-South regions, which makes air transport an important element for the development of the state.

“Delta State is endowed with great human and other resources which should be carefully harnessed by both the government and the private sector. Overland Airways is dedicated to creating new high-value for the indigenes and visitors to Delta State by providing our trademark excellent, reliable, safe and comfortable air services to Asaba.”

The Chief Operating Officer of Overland Airways, Mrs. Aanu Benson, was also quoted to have said the airline performed the first-ever flight which opened the Asaba airport in 2011 as a foremost partner in the economic transformation of Delta State, and in celebration and support of the enterprising people.

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