The rebased Nigerian economy which made it the largest in Africa, has boosted business in the country and is expanding aircraft charter operations market, the Chief Executive Officer of Maple Aviation Logistics Limited (MALL), Mr. Adefolarin Adesemowo has said.
Adesemowo told THISDAY in Lagos on Wednesday that the demand for aircraft charter services might soon outstrip supply, unless more companies come into the business and existing ones expand their operations, adding that for equitable pricing of charter services there should be competition in the market.
“Nigeria is a growing economy that is expanding fast. That is why we established MALL. Maple Aviation Logistics Limited was formed to actively provide the highest level of professional hire services across all types of aircraft and helicopter hire.
“At MALL we offer our clients access to world class private jets and choppers without the liability of owning it. There are no usage restrictions or long-term commitments.
“Our packages are designed on a pay as you fly or on a contract basis if preferred. There is also a package that enables frequent flyers on a route to hire private jets collectively for cost saving effects,” Adesemowo said.
He said that some Nigerians who own private jets are now realising that it would be better to enjoy the services of a jet without the hassles associated with the maintenance, the regulation and crew management and funding, noting that Maple has garnered experience in the aviation industry and is ready to provide the best service to its clients.
“The Maple brand has been in the travel business for years. MALL was established due to our continued strive to meet our clients ever-growing travel needs and recognise the importance of your travel plans. With MALL you are dealing with an experienced aviation company which has come to stir competition to improve service in the subsector of the industry,” the CEO said.
He said to remain competitive his company has to introduce business strategies like dedicated travel consultant service, access to business class lounge, direct drive access into the aircraft and aircraft branded with the client’s corporate logo.
“We are happy to offer you access to some of the most advanced helicopters and private jet aircraft for charter at prices you will be happy to pay. When you fly with MALL, you only pay for the hours you fly. Our packages are designed with so much simplicity to give you exceptional value – there’s no hidden costs or complicated payment schemes. Our clients have a choice of paying for the block hours they fly. It is entirely up to you,” he said.
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This article was first published on 18th August 2014