Turkish Airlines assures Nigerians of prompt arrival of luggage
•To commence flights between Istanbul, Port Harcourt June 24
In line with its expansion policy, the Turkish Airlines has concluded plans to expand its operations in Nigeria as the airline has announced its readiness to add Port Harcourt route to its frequencies in Nigeria.
This is just as the airline has assured Nigerians that the era of missing baggage or late arrival of passengers’ baggage on the Nigerian/Turkey route was now part of history.
Making this development known to the Nigeria’s media, the airlines’ General Manager, In Lagos, Mr Yunus Ozbek, stated that as part of the growth plans, the airline would begin four times weekly flight from Port Harcourt to Istanbul on June 24th, 2021.
Ozbek while describing the Nigerian market as one of its most strategic destinations in view of its potential and growth, declared: “Nigeria is the biggest economy in Africa and Nigerians love to travel. Lagos and Abuja are among our biggest destinations in Africa despite the competition on these routes. Nigeria is growing and we want to be part of this growth”.
Talking on the coming operations to Port Harcourt, the General Manager hinted of the many benefits inherent in Port Harcourt/Istanbul flights which he said put into considerations the Nigerian students schooling in Turkey or willing to study there.
Nigerian students he said will immensely enjoy the discounted student fares available in the total package as a far departure from the charges often slammed on them which makes the dream of many of such intending students almost impossible.
On the good news about timely arrival of passengers’ luggage between the Turkey/Nigerian route, Ozbek declared that the airline management had been able to identify reasons for the unpleasant experiences and had them sorted out.
While attributing the major cause of the baggage delay or missing baggage in the past to the fact that one Nigerian trader passenger can carry up to 100 bags, nevertheless, Ozbek insisted: “We need to make Nigerian passengers happy. No more missing or late arrival of baggage.”
Ozbek though agreed there could be some hitches which he said was not peculiar to the airline or Nigerian passengers, he however insisted that the Nigerian passengers should expect better services from the airline.
He used the period to express the airline’s satisfaction with the relocation of the foreign airlines to the new terminal building at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja which he described as of international standard that will greatly make passengers’ facilitation seamless.