Overland Airways has berated The Nation Newspaper online for depicting that Overland Airways aircraft was involved in an accident at Ilorin airport on Friday, July 23rd 2021.
The airline in a statement condemned the action of the newspaper which it called false, irresponsible and misleading, irrespective of the fact that the report also stated that the incident involved a different airline.
“We want to state clearly that Overland Airways was not involved in the said incident as maliciously purported by The Nation Newspaper,” the statement read.
The airline said they are dismayed by the sheer harmful intention of the widely read Newspaper to mislead the public in the report which has since gone viral online.
Overland Airways said the airline is an IATA member which operates to the highest global safety standard with the globally acclaimed IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registration, a global benchmark of operational safety amongst the world’s biggest airlines.
“We therefore demand unreserved apology from the Newspaper and their corrigendum on their newspaper to correct the false damaging impression on Overland Airways to the general public,” the statement said.
It added that Overland Airways has been consistently operating scheduled and charter services for almost 20 years in Nigeria and West Africa region. Overland Airways is committed to providing safe and efficient air transport service to support our passengers, as well as Nigeria’s and the region’s economies.