After reaching the 80-year milestone in flight operations in Nigeria, British Airways says it is happy and ready for many more years of its business relations with the West African country. The Head of Middle East, Africa and Central Asia Sales, Pablo De Renzis, said if the airline had been around in Nigeria for as long as 80 years, it meant a commitment to the country and successful business relationship.
“The first flight from London to Kano took seven days, with some few stops in between. Now, the flying time is less than seven hours. Things have changed a lot now daily from Lagos and Abuja,” Mr. Renzis said.
“These 80 years of flying into Nigeria confirms the commitment we have to the country. We are very happy with the relationship we have with Nigeria,” he stated. On how business in Nigeria has evolved over the years, Mr. Renzis said when the airline started business in Nigeria, it first flight carried just mails, with no passengers on board. He said after these years, the business has been such a success that flights have to be extended from Kano to Lagos, and the airline began to carry passengers. Read more