Dana Air and Ibom Air have formed a historic alliance, inking the first ever codeshare partnership in Nigeria’s domestic air transport history
According to the tour telegraph, the codeshare agreement was signed at Ibom Air’s corporate headquarters at Victor Attah International Airport Uyo on May 21, 2021.
The commercial relationship will allow both airlines to place their codes on each other’s flights, effectively widening their networks and allowing their passengers to have more choice and book different flights from both carriers under one itinerary
“With the initiation of this business alliance, both airlines have embraced a key global best practice. At Ibom Air, our business model and unwavering commitment remain schedule reliable, on-time departures and excellent service. Hence we are constantly on the lookout for better and more effective ways to serve our customers.
it took finding the right partner with the same mindset as yours. With the same philosophy committed to providing the basics to the customers, schedule reliability, on-time performance and excellent service essentially the philosophies that tie the two airlines.” – Ibom Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr George Uriesi
“We are very hopeful that this is the beginning of a better way for our country to do business and we are looking forward to an alliance that will hopefully attract other airlines to join in with us or create something. We are very pleased about this,” he added, in his speech at the event
Chief Operating Officer of Dana Air, Mr Mbanuzuo recognized the historic nature of the event and the work that has had to be put in behind the scenes in order for this accomplishment to happen
He said: “This discussion started about a year ago and we are happy to be here today, formalising it. This is the first of its kind for domestic airlines in Nigeria and a huge step in the right direction for both Dana Air and Ibom Air.”
“In just the same way, George said, these two airlines have the same approach, the same customer-centric attitude. That is one thing that aligns us, it is all for the benefit of our customers. We have some work to do, we have to retrain ourselves and even the airports we use have to retrain us, but I’m sure with time it will improve.”