Virgin Atlantic has said it is marking its 17th anniversary of operations in Nigeria by giving a 17 per cent discount on flights from Lagos to London and the United States for a period of 72 hours.
A statement from the carrier quoted the Head, Virgin Atlantic Nigeria, Samuel Lindfield, as saying, “It is with immense pride that we celebrate 17 years of flying to Nigeria, connecting Nigeria to the world through our London hub.
“We are incredibly thankful for the loyalty Nigeria has shown us over the last 17 years, and we look forward to sharing an exciting future together.”
According to the airline, it has over the last 17 years flown an average of 26 million passengers, served about four million glasses of drinks on over 12,000 flights, and flown 38.6 million kilometres on the Nigerian route.
The statement read in part, “As it is transitioning into the 17th year, the airline is becoming an even more mature business and therefore, taking the time to re-invest in the community it serves.
“Virgin Atlantic has supported the careers of local Lagos entrepreneurs by linking them up with the Founder and President, Sir Richard Branson, for long-term business mentoring. One of those entrepreneurs became the face of the latest media campaign. Corporate Social Responsibility activities have also delivered over 200kg of medical supplies to local maternity wards.
“The airline is particularly proud to convey not only some of the biggest corporations in the world to Nigeria, but also some of the fastest growing Small and Medium Enterprise companies to and from Nigeria under the banner of the FlyingCo proposition.”