Stakeholders charge more Nigerian airlines to embrace code-sharing

Written by on August 8, 2021

 Stakeholders in the Nigerian aviation industry have said it is important for more airlines to enter into a business alliance called codeshare agreement.

A codeshare agreement is a business alliance between two airlines which allows them to offer flight operations on the same routes.

Dana Airlines and Ibom Airlines had in May 21, 2021 signed a codeshare agreement, tagged ‘Dana-Ibom Alliance,’ at the Victor Attah International Airport Uyo. It offered both airlines the opportunity to jointly offer flights to similar destinations and air services to destinations that are not within the airlines’ routes.

The agreement also offered Dana and Ibom Airlines the opportunity to increase profitability in the aviation industry.

A source with direct knowledge of the deal told our newsmen that the codeshare agreement signed by both airlines was in the integration stage. He said although the process had been hectic, progress was being made to ensure the operations run smoothly.

The spokesperson for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Sam Adurogboye, described the codeshare agreement as a commercial agreement among airlines supported by the NCAA as long as it is carried along.

He said, “Airlines are at liberty to take business decisions that could engender returns on their investments. But the NCAA must be informed.

Credit: Punch

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