INDUSTRY-LEADING OVERLAND AIRWAYS MARKS 15TH ANNIVERSARY

Economic Development Partner

The story of Overland Airways begins with excellence. The airline is an industry leader with top quality service and value-addition to the customer and economy.  Overland Airways stands out in its partnership for sustainable economic development. And interestingly, the vision to serve economies diligently to catalyse their transformation has been the major driving force as Overland Airways began commercial flight services in Nigeria in 2002. Overland Airways typically creates vital economic linkages among States using its technologically superior fleet of Beechcraft 1900Ds and ATR aircraft, operating from its hubs in Lagos and Abuja.

Despite tough economic times in Nigeria that have stopped big and small airlines alike, Overland Airways, like fine wine, gets better each passing day. Overland Airways has boosted economies in Ibadan, Ilorin, Asaba, Bauchi, Akure, Jalingo, Dutse, Minna, etc. and their neighbouring States.

What is remarkable about Overland Airways is its painstaking diligence and commitment in deploying a crack team of professional aviators and business management specialists to serve Nigeria's economies. This is in line with the vision of Overland Airways' Founder and Accountable Executive, Capt. Edward Boyo, who is an aircraft flight engineer, pilot instructor and an active pilot flying till-date.

"It takes great discipline, professionalism and sacrifice to measure up to Overland Airways' leadership and pace-setting role in the air transport industry," says Capt. Boyo.

Many loyal flyers hold dear the defining moments of the commencement of Overland Airways' flight services in 2003 and have nice experiences to share. Overland Airways has scored several firsts in opening several hinterland routes in Nigeria including Asaba, Dutse, Jalingo, etc.

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, says "During these years you have operated in our State, Overland has contributed immensely to the socio-economic growth of the State by making movement and business more comfortable for our people and our partners."

Overland Airways "has been a source of great relief to me and the people of Taraba State, for before now; we travelled bumpy roads to catch flights. By adding Jalingo to its routes, I have been honoured ineffably and it is a great achievement of my administration," says Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State.

For Chief Babajide Olatunde-Agbeja, Chairman/CEO of Boff & Co., "The steady growth of the company from 18-seater to 42-seater and later to 72-seater aircraft is a testimony of meticulous management."

Speaking the minds of multitudes of Overland Airways flyer, Mr. Michael Ndep says: "I have continually had a positive customer experience with Overland Airways. I have found the staff courteous, friendly and always willing to help. Even when challenges arise, I find the staff on-hand and on-top of the issues. Overland Airways has always been exceptional."

"Our customers are very important to us, they are our main focus; hence, we make concerted efforts to give them the utmost satisfaction. In doing this, we bear in mind the essence of combining the right professionals, equipment and all other key aspects of our operation to leverage our business," says Mrs. Aanu Benson, Chief Operating Officer, Overland Airways.

Integrated Quality Services

Overland Airways' top quality standards and  professionalism are hinged on the airline's core values which include - Integrity, Safety, Accountability, Professionalism, Working Hard and Excellence. These have built up Overland Airways as solid integrated quality service airline with operational safety standards comparable to the best anywhere in the world.

Overland Airways is a Member airline of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an umbrella body of more than 268 global airlines that control over 83% of the world's commercial airline services. Overland Airways is also marked with the seal of highest operational safety quality standard recognised globally, which is the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). And by this, Overland Airways is listed on the IOSA Registry alongside the best airlines in the world.

Overland Airways has scaled rigorous audits such as the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Oil and Gas giants, Construction giants and several blue chip companies. And presently, Overland Airways is the longest-serving, most consistent airline providing non-stop scheduled commercial services in Nigeria over the past 15 years.

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