Overland Airways Renews IOSA Registration, Introduces Mid-Day Lagos-Ilorin Flights

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• Airline’s IOSA Now Renewed For Third Consecutive Time
• Ranks Overland Airways Among Safety-Compliant Airlines Globally
• New Flights To Operate Six Times A Week, Effective November 1, 2019

Overland Airways, one of West Africa’s leading regional airlines, has successfully renewed its IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration, a top global operational safety standard among the world’s leading airlines, instituted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Overland Airways has now renewed the IOSA for the second consecutive time, previously achieved in 2015 and renewed in 2017, and is one of the few airlines in Nigeria that has the IOSA registration. The IOSA is a seal of excellent safety performance among airlines globally, and has effectively contributed to remarkably improved safety performance among global and African airlines.

Mrs. Aanu Benson, Chief Operating Officer of Overland Airways, says the renewal of IOSA is an important duty for Overland Airways customers, says: “The IOSA came on-board to consolidate on Overland Airways culture of high safety and service quality standard. We owe our customers that extra mile of safety, comfort and reliability in our Nigerian and regional West African operations.”

“I am very pleased that Overland Airways ranks among the best airlines in the world in terms of operational safety standards. Overland Airways clearly demonstrates the capacity of the private sector to run a successful airline in Nigeria and Africa. All we need is the right and improved operating environment.”

Furthermore, Mrs. Aderonke Emmanuel-James, Overland Airways Manager for Risk Management, notes: “The IOSA and improved safety is our number one priority, and we take these standards seriously. The process is rigorous and painstaking but worth our while; and that is why we have continued to ensure, not only the consistent renewal of the IOSA registration, but more importantly living the safety culture in our daily operations.”

IATA congratulates Overland Airways for the consistency in safety improvement and expresses continued support for safety improvement in the region.

Meanwhile, effective Friday, November 1, 2019, Overland Airways will introduce mid-day flight services between Lagos and Ilorin. The new mid-day flights will consolidate the existing daily morning Lagos-Ilorin and evening Ilorin-Lagos flights.

Overland Airways’ new Lagos-Ilorin mid-day flights will operate six times a week. The flights will depart Lagos to Ilorin by 11:00 hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Flights from Ilorin will leave for Lagos by 12:00 hours every day excluding Saturdays. Overland Airways’ new Lagos-Ilorin mid-day flights are in addition to the existing morning and evening flights on the Lagos-Ilorin route.

The Chief Operating Officer of Overland Airways, Mrs. Aanu Benson, explains that Overland Airways’ new Lagos-Ilorin mid-day flights are in response to the growing passenger demand. Overland Airways also flies to Akure, Asaba, Jalingo, Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Cotonou and Lome.

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