Discovery Air has taken another aircraft, B737-300. The additional aircraft landed in Lagos from England last week. This brings the numbers of its aircraft to two. According to the Managing Director of the airline, Captain Abdulsalami Mohammed, “the acquisition of this additional aircraft is in line with our vision to commence operations soon in the Nigeria aviation market.
We are excited that our dream of providing quality service to our prospective guest is becoming a reality. With the minimum requirement of two aircrafts by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority which we have met, we are ready to go.” “We hope by the end of the month everything will be completed and we will start operations immediately. We are more than ready. We are on track. As soon as all the necessary requirements are met, the Airline Operators Certificate (AOC) issued, we will begin operations We will continue to emphasize our mission which is to facilitate our customers’ success by providing a safe, affordable, fast and efficient travel solution through excellent customer service delivery. (S A F E),” he added.
At the inspection of the new aircraft, the team leader, Internal Audit and Control of First Deepwater Discovery Limited, Taiwo Osinloye said it is good to start on a good note. “They are following due process and it is good for future cost implication in all ramification. In the nearest future, I see Discovery Air rubbing shoulder with the likes of Arik Air, Aero and the rest. The colour of their livery is attractive and saleable.”-She said. According to the sales and marketing manager, David Odeyemi “the market is viable and very competitive but with what we have on ground, we. will penetrate the market.
Also the staff are in high spirit and with their experiences, they are ready for operations. The choice of colours (yellow, orange and brown) is deliberate because of the uniqueness and simplicity. The airline will start operations with the popular destination routes: Abuja, Lagos, and Port Harcourt, but will expand the routes structure as it brings in more aircrafts, the manager said.
Culled from The Guardian.