Major Nigerian airline, Overland Airways has announced that it has increased its Abuja-Jalingo flights to six times a week.
The airline said it would fly all the days of the week, except Saturdays. Overland Airways started with initial three times weekly flights on the route.
According to a statement from the airline, Overland Airways’ flights would depart Abuja to Jalingo at 11 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Also, flights would depart Jalingo to Abuja at 1 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The Chief Operating Officer of Overland Airways, Mrs. Aanu Benson, explained that the increased flight frequency between the two cities became necessary considering the traffic demand on the route, adding that it was an evidence of quality service, passengers’ confidence and trust in the airline.
“With excellent services, increased patronage, it is only natural to increase frequency, and this has been our story since the inception of Overland Airways.
“The flight frequency will enable more business travels and connectivity between Taraba State and the country’s capital, thus, allowing for the development of tourism and trade in both locations,” she said.
Benson said Overland Airways flights were designed to consistently provide effective support to Taraba State’s economy, especially the robust agricultural base with outstanding potential in the production of fresh farm produce and other agricultural products.
“Importantly, Overland Airways will launch the first pilot project in Taraba State to fly farm fresh vegetables from Jalingo to Abuja and other destinations. We are excited and committed to this remarkable project to support the production and consumption of healthy farm fresh vegetables. Taraba State is endowed with arable land and has recently invested in greenhouse farming and other activities to boost food production and employment,” she said.
Overland Airways first operated a scheduled commercial flight between Abuja and Jalingo in 2016 and has since been providing efficient air transportation services for travellers between the country’s capital and the middle belt state.
The airline said it relies on its fleet of technologically superior ATR 42/72 to move passengers reliably and comfortably between the two cities.