Evergreen Apple Nigeria celebrates first anniversary

Terry Spruce

Evergreen Apple NigeriaEvergreen Apple Nigeria (EAN) has celebrated a successful 12-months of operations since the opening of its new business aviation facility last year.

EAN has seen a steady increase in business aviation movements since the opening of its facility. In the six months from July to December 2011, EAN handled 478 movements, with that figure increasing to 976 movements between January-June 2012, representing a remarkable 104% increase.  Average daily movements are between 10 and 12 but the facility has easily coped with considerably more at busier times.

“The Nigerian business jet market has seen significant growth over the last few years,” said Segun Demuren, chief executive of EAN.  “The increased number of flights has encouraged demand for premium services and our customers appreciate EAN’s attention to detail and our assurance of maximum privacy, safety and discretion.”

EAN has expanded its hangar facilities, which are now home to nine base clients and about 15 frequent visitors.  The company has invested in ground handling and maintenance equipment.  In addition, a new tyre, brakes and battery shop has been fully equipped and opened.  All line maintenance for EASA registered aircraft is carried out by EAN partner MCM.

The company has over the past year also launched a Jet Club for members, ensuring guaranteed services for regular travellers. In the spring, the company launched Wings In-Flight, the first and only dedicated executive in-flight catering service at Lagos’ Murtala Mohammed International Airport . EAN already manages Wings Restaurant on the penthouse floor of the Hangar Jet Center.

“We are delighted to mark our first year of operations and are committed to providing value added services to our clients”, said Demuren about the first year.

“Over the next twelve months we are focused on expansion plans into Abuja the Federal Capital Territory and Port Harcourt the oil capital of Nigeria.”

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