Evergreen Apple Nigeria seeing African business traffic growing
Evergreen Apple Nigeria (EAN) has noticed a steady growth of business aviation traffic from Europe into their FBO in Lagos, Nigeria. EAN has particularly noticed a increase for its services at the FBO from cities like London and countries such as Ireland, Germany and France.
Business aviation movements have increased by over 100% year on year, and daily movements are running at an average of 15 daily.
The Nigerian oil and gas industries are driving the increase in business aviation from European based companies. Also flights from the Middle East have significantly increased.
EAN is also seeing more business aviation movements in Africa, within Nigeria but also to Gambia, Cameroon, Ghana and Equatorial Guinea.
The evergreen Apple Nigeria hangar jet centre are regularly seeing mid to heavy business jets being parked at the facility, large Gulfstreams, Bombardier Global Express and all of the Challenger family of aircraft.
“The range of these aircraft enable business executives and government officials travelling around Africa and further afield to the Middle East and Europe to travel in the most convenient and efficient way. Longer range fleets are working much harder than the shorter range aircraft and we note that our handlers are mainly taking care of the mid to heavy jets on a regular basis,” commented Segun Demuren, CEO of Evergreen Apple Nigeria.
“After more than a year operating we have a firm foothold and can see a variety of client patterns and trends emerging. This supports future development strategy and ensures we can continue to provide our customers with the premium service they expect,” concluded Demuren.