Saturday, December 10, 2016 2:29 pm
RwandAir on Saturday said it had no plans to exit the Nigerian market in spite of the economic recession in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the airline’s Country Manager, Ms Ibiyemi Odusi, gave the assurance while briefing newsmen in Lagos.
Odusi said that Nigeria was an important part of the airline’s operations and would remain so in the foreseeable future.
“We don’t have any plan to withdraw from the Nigerian market as alleged by a recent publication in the media.
“We are committed to serving this market and are weathering the storm because we believe that the economy of Nigeria will soon be revamped,” she said.
According to her, the airline recently deployed two A330 aircraft to serve the Nigerian route as a sign of confidence in the market.
Odusi said : “the Nigerian market is very important to RwandAir.
“It is our cash cow and we think it is only proper for us to put the best of our equipment on this route for the safety and comfort of our passengers.”
She said the airline which currently operates daily flights from Lagos to 20 destinations in Africa and Middle East, was planning to add seven new routes in 2017.
“We have our airline partners that we are working with and we are looking at more alliances in the future with international and domestic airlines.
“Our plan is to expand our share of the market and maintain safety, on-time performance and excellent customer services to our clients,” Odusi said.
She said as part of the yuletide celebrations, RwandAir was offering 30 per cent discount on all flight ticket and urged intending travellers to grab the offer. (NAN)