Gambian Airline commences flights into Lagos


The Gambia’s new carrier, Fly Mid Africa has put an end to the problem of flight connections across cities in Africa particularly West and Central Africa with the commencement of flight services from Banjul, the Gambian capital with onward connections to Lagos, Nigeria, Dakar in Senegal, Freetown in Sierra Leone and Accra in Ghana.
This is sequel to the appointment of Nigeria’s fastest growing aviation and travels conglomerate, Peacock Aviation Services, as its General Sales Agent in Nigeria.
Consequently, Peacock has commenced ticket sales in its international head office in Ikeja, Lagos and across all its offices in Nigeria.
Fly Mid Africa said the flight services to and fro Lagos and onward connections will be operated with two Boeing 737-Classic aircraft; B737-300 (8 Business Class and 124 Economy Class seats) and B737-400 (16 Business Class and 116 Economy Class seats).
The airline said the time has come for business and leisure travelers across Africa to enjoy state-of-the-art and top-notch exclusive flight services in the continent.
Remarking on the new flight offering, the Managing Director, Fly Mid Africa, Mr. Bakary Nyassi, said in addition to operating air services in the target routes, Fly Mid Africa is committed to providing safe, reliable and efficient air transport services to spur economic development and foster regional integration through the promotion of trade and regional tourism.
His words: “Fly Mid Africa is “The airline of West Africa”. We are proud of the diversity of our workforce, coming from eight African countries; The Gambia, Guinea Conakry, Ghana, Nigeria, Cape Verde, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan. And this is why we are Fly Mid Africa – Leading the African Dream.
“Flight connections within Africa should not be a nightmare. Business and leisure passengers should fly within the continent in style,” he noted.
Observing further on the choice of Peacock Aviation as the General Sales Agent (GSA), the MD said: “It had been a tightly contested bid to represent Fly Mid Africa in Nigeria. The truth is, the response from Nigerian agencies to our invitation to tender as GSA for Fly Mid Africa was overwhelming. We shortlisted the most responsive and entered into negotiations. I must admit that there were equally very competent ones with global presence but we opted to further negotiate with Peacock for some reasons.”
Commenting on the latest development, the Executive Chairman, Peacock Group of Companies, Aare Segun Phillips, expressed gratitude to the management of the airline for making Peacock their preferred GSA in Nigeria.