BY: Sade Williams/Business a.m.
United Nigeria Airlines and Wakanow, Africa’s top travel tech company, have integrated aspects of their operations that will enable the fast rising airline to provide greater value to its customers by delivering real-time inventory and flight schedules.
Under the partnership Wakanow has become the only online travel agency with United Nigeria’s Live Inventory bookable, in real time, enabling the delivery of seamless booking experience for Wakanow customers and United Nigeria passengers.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to United Nigeria, Adebayo Adedeji, chief executive, Wakanow, said, “We are excited to commence this partnership with United Nigeria. With the support of Wakanow, the airline will concentrate on her core mandate, which is moving travellers across the country, while we will ensure that travellers have the best-in-class booking experience.
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“We have promised our customers that we are the best plug for their local and international travels. We will continue to deliver on this promise and with this partnership, we have gone a step further to delight African travellers,” he added.
Also commenting during the visit, Adenike Macaulay, CCO of Wakanow, noted that with this integration, Nigerians should be rest assured of a seamless booking experience for domestic flights with United Nigeria. “Our expertise as an innovative travel tech company is a great value addition to the airline which will be leveraged extensively as we deepen our partnership.
“We will be upping the ante of the booking experience of United Nigeria Airlines as a partner,” she said.
Obiora Okonkwo, chairman and CEO, United Nigeria said, “United Nigeria is glad to have Wakanow as a partner to provide this bespoke service to us in delivering best-in-class booking services. We are sure that their support for United Nigeria will aid our growth and overall success in the aviation industry.”
Osita Okonkwo, executive director/COO, United Nigeria, explained that as the airline continues to evolve and take on more destinations, the potential of the tourism sector of Nigeria will all be better known.
According to him, “Wakanow has demonstrated leadership in the travel industry, and we are sure that this will impact on our airline as well and provide the travelling public dear to not only its booking platform but also other services. It will complement United Nigeria’s objective of uniting cities, cultures, businesses, friends and associates through delivery of safe and exceptional flight experiences to its customers.”