Delta signs MoU with Nigerian Eagle

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 3 December 2009

Delta Air Lines and Nigerian Eagle Airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore areas of commercial cooperation that will expand travel options between North America and Nigeria.

The MoU explores marketing agreements that would allow customers to benefit from frequent flyer program participation and for Nigerian Eagle to place its code on Delta-operated services between Abuja and New York-JFK via Dakar, Senegal. Any codesharing is subject to government approvals.

Captain Dapo Olumide, chief executive officer, Nigerian Eagle said, This is an exciting time for us and this agreement will add value to boost trade between West Africa and the United States. This is a win-win for all but especially the traveling public who will have extra choice to New York and beyond.

Nigerian Eagle Airlines, formerly Virgin Nigeria Airways Limited, is a Nigerian registered private sector flag carrier airline wholly owned by private investors. The airline has in the course of its operations developed a global network that is progressively serving domestic and regional routes.

From its operational base at the Lagos Murtala Mohammed Airport, Nigerian Eagle Airlines currently flies domestically to Abuja, Owerri, Kano, Sokoto, Calabar and Port Harcourt while on the regional routes, it connects passengers to Accra, Ghana; Douala, Cameroon; Dakar, Senegal; Cotonou, Republic of Benin; Libreville, Gabon and Abidjan, Cote divoire; Monrovia, Liberia; Dakar, Senegal and Banjul, Gambia. The airline is 100% e-ticketing compliant across her network. Nigerian Eagle Airlines is also building an emerging airlines alliance in Africa through cooperation among carriers in the continent.

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