Within the quest to supply extra route choices, schedule choices and straightforward connectivity for the flying public, Dana Air and Ibom Air have introduced the first-ever home airline codeshare settlement.
The partnership, which will likely be known as the Dana-Ibom Air Alliance, was signed on the Company Headquarters of Ibom Air, on the Victor Attah Worldwide Airport Uyo, on, Friday the twenty first of Might, 2021.
This partnership, which is a big milestone for Nigeria’s aviation trade, affords Dana Air and Ibom Air a enterprise association whereby each airways collectively provide flights to frequent locations, whereas working companies to locations that aren’t inside every airline’s common routes. By so doing so, each airways increase their market presence and aggressive footprint, within the curiosity of the flying public.
Talking on the signing ceremony, the Accountable Supervisor / Chief Working Officer of Dana Air, Obi Mbanuzuo mentioned, ”This dialogue began a few 12 months in the past and we’re completely satisfied to be right here at the moment, formalising it. That is the primary of its form for home airways in Nigeria and an enormous step in the proper path for each Dana Air and Ibom Air.”
”It’s a partnership for sustainable progress, and connectivity for the flying public as Ibom Air passengers can now fly Dana Air to Owerri and all different Dana Air locations whereas our company can now fly to Calabar, Uyo and different Ibom Air locations.”
”Dana Air, like Ibom Air, is dedicated to the expansion of the aviation trade and each airways have proven nice dedication to buyer satisfaction, schedule reliability, operational effectivity, ardour, and innovation. We do hope that this partnership between Ibom Air and Dana Air will set a optimistic precedent for the larger good of the trade.”
Additionally talking on the occasion, the COO of Ibom Air, George Uriesi, mentioned “the alliance will provide elevated frequencies into frequent locations in addition to codeshare flights into locations every airline doesn’t function into, offering extra choices for passengers, and enterprise retention for each airways.”. In accordance with him, “with the initiation of this enterprise alliance, each airways have embraced a key world finest apply. At Ibom Air, our enterprise mannequin and unwavering dedication stays schedule reliability, on- time departures and wonderful service. Therefore, we’re continually looking out for higher and more practical methods to serve our clients.”
Ibom Air operates a number of every day flights between Uyo, Lagos, Abuja, Calabar and Enugu and will likely be launching the Port Harcourt vacation spot from 07 June, 2021. Having commenced operations in June 2019 utilizing CRJ900 plane, a further two model new Airbus A220 plane will likely be becoming a member of the fleet this month, bringing the variety of plane within the fleet to 7 and making it certainly one of Nigeria’s quickest rising airways. Ibom Air has delivered a constant common of 95% schedule reliability and on-time efficiency since its inception.
Dana Air is certainly one of Nigeria’s main airways with a blended fleet of 9 plane and every day flights from Lagos to Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu, and Owerri. The airline is reputed for its world-class in-flight service, modern on-line product and companies and high notch on-time efficiency.
The Codeshare alliance will start full service in June 2021.