Ethiopian Airlines storms the markets in Eastern Nigeria
PHOTO CAPTION: L-R: Ethiopian Airlines Sales Manager Elias Omerenna, Vice Chairman Agbete, Main Market Traders Association OMMTA Anthony Nwido, Sales and Traffic manager ET Theodros M/selassie and Solomon Begashaw GM ET Nigeria.
Africa’s Leading Airline Ethiopian airline, the first International Airline to fly into South Eastern Nigeria stormed the Cities of Enugu, Aba, Onitsha and Owerri to thank the market leaders and others stakeholders who had supported its operations from Enugu.
Led by the General Manager Nigeria Mr Solomon Begashaw the team included the sales manager for the Airline Elias Omerenna, local journalists and the Sales and Traffic Manager, Enugu Theodros M/Selassie.
They started their Eastern Roadshow from the Ogbette market in Enugu. The team was received by the executives of the Ogbette Main Market Association OMMTA. In a town hall meeting at the executive council chambers the traders commended Ethiopian Airlines as the airline of choice for most people in the East. According to the Vice Charman Anthony Nebechukwu Nwodo Easterners are the biggest Travellers in Africa and any airline that wins their heart will thrive.
They wanted Ethiopian Airlines to increase frequency of its flight from 3 weekly to a daily schedule. They also asked for a big aircraft like the B777 along with regular cargo flights to bring back all their bags when they travel. They assured the Airline executives that the airline will be supported to succeed in Enugu as they consider ET an organized Airline.
The ET team later visited the Kenyatta market in Enugu. Other towns the team are visiting on the thank you tour include Onitsha, Aba and Owerri. The tour is part of Ethiopian airline reach out to Nigerian Travellers over the last 3 months. In his response the GM promised them improvements on service delivery. He told them that starting from March Ethiopian airlines charged the same fare from Enugu and Lagos so there is no need traveling by road to Lagos to get a flight out of Nigeria. He also promised new cargo flights to Enugu once they get the necessary approvals from the Nigerian government.