This Day (Lagos)

5 October 2012

Nigeria At 52 - BA Crashes Fares to N55,000

Few months after British Airways rolled out special discounts in its World Traveller (economy) class customers, it has announced another discount offer for its World Traveller (economy), World Traveller Plus, and Club World (business) class customers.

Known as 'The Independence Offer' in commemoration of Nigeria's 52 years of independence, a statement from the airline said it affords British Airways Nigerian customers the opportunity to make fantastic savings while travelling on these cabins to London and select United States and Canadian cities. But they must hurry as the amazing fares are only valid for booking from September 29 to October 13.

Explaining the offer, Country Manager, British Airways/Iberia in Nigeria, Mr. Kola Olayinka, said the new offer, which is valid for flights from Lagos or Abuja means the airline's customers could now travel from Abuja to London from just US$302 in World Traveller or US$902 in World Traveller Plus, and Club World (business class) from just US$2,052.

For those travelling from Lagos to London, the fare starts from US$352 for World Traveller, US$952 for World Traveller Plus, and US$2,252 for Club World.

BA customers who want to travel to major cities in the US and Canada can now buy World Traveller tickets from as low as US$502 and US$552 for Abuja and Lagos respectively.

For those travelling on the World Traveller Plus, the fares start from US$1,402 and US$1,452 for Abuja and Lagos respectively. Club World fares on these routes start from as low as US$3,052 for Abuja and US$3,252 for Lagos.

The US destinations included in the offer, he disclosed, were New York, Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Dallas, Tampa Florida, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Francisco. The Canadian destinations include Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.

All fares, he added, are exclusive of taxes and surcharges, with outbound travel scheduled between October 1 and December 15, 2012. He advised customers to check with their IATA certified travel agents, or the British Airways website, ba.com for more details of the special offer.

Olayinka said the new offer was British Airways way of celebrating the nation's 52nd independence anniversary with its customers, and Nigerians in general. He restated the commitment of the leading airline to offering more value for money for its Nigerian customers.

"Nigeria is a great country with a lot of potential and we are delighted at our role of offering a solid transportation for investors who may want to come to this very great country.

"At British Airways, we are always looking for opportunities to delight our Nigerian customers, and the independence anniversary presents us with a unique one. We made a promise of giving our Nigerian customers much more for less. So, we will continue to do this from time to time, because at British Airways, the customer is at the heart of our business," he added.

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