Overland Airways, one of the leading airlines in Nigeria partnered with TVP Adventures to sponsor an expedition trip to Nigeria’s highest mountain, Chappal Wadi, located in Taraba State in North-Central Nigeria. The mountain which peaks at 2,419 m is close to Nigeria’s border with Cameroon, in the Gashaka-Gumti Forest Reserve and Gashaka-Gumti National Park on the Mambilla Plateau.
Capt. Edward Boyo, Managing Director of Overland Airways, says Overland Airways is dedicated to providing vital interconnectivity especially linking remote economies to hub cities. “Overland Airways is pleased to support such expeditions to explore Nigeria’s natural endowments and tourism sites. To drive socio-economic activities, we ensure that hinterland economies are provided the important airlink that gives access to investors, tourists, students and other players in the economy. That is why we have become the dependable partner for air transport and economic development connecting remote and hub cities in the region.”
Funmi Oyatogun, the expedition organizer, states: “We were excited to have Overland Airways jump on board as flight sponsors for the Abuja to Jalingo leg of the trip. It was especially exciting because Overland is the only airline that can take you to the summit of Nigeria, connecting the country to the capital city of Taraba. A huge shout-out to the Overland team; their warm treatment of our crew from the beginning to the end was impressive.”
Overland Airways is the only airline that flies into Jalingo Airport, which is closer to the mountain. The airline operates one flight from Abuja to Jalingo and back daily from Monday to Friday. The flight leaves Abuja at 11:00am and leaves Jalingo at 1:00pm daily.
Overland Airways has been playing a vital role amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring the safe movement of air travelers to various cities in Nigeria. Overland Airways operates flight services within Nigeria and west Africa has succeeded in bringing air transportation to more hinterland areas of Nigeria including Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Ilorin, Akure, Asaba, and Jalingo. It offers charter flights to the West and Central Africa region.
The airline operates a fleet of modern equipment and facilities to provide high standard of service. Overland Airways has a fleet of 9 modern aircraft comprised of ATR-42s, ATR-72s and Beechcraft 1900Ds.
Overland Airways is a Member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which is made up of 268 airlines that control 83% of global air passenger traffic.
Overland Airways attained the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registration which lists Overland Airways among world-class airlines that operate with excellent global operational safety standards. The airline has consistently renewed its IOSA Registration since it achieved the Registration in 2016.