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Virgin Nigeria Begins e-Ticketing

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Virgin Nigeria Begins e-Ticketing

May 31, 2007/ThisDay


 

<P class=MsoNormal style=\"MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify\">Ahead of the December deadline for airlines to commence e-ticketing, Virgin Nigeria Plc says it has started the process on all its domestic routes.</P>
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<P class=MsoNormal style=\"MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify\">Mr Larry Agose, the airline\'s Director of Communications, made this known yesterday in a statement in Ikeja. Agose, who said the e-ticketing process commenced at the weekend, announced the relocation of the airline’s corporate headquarters.</P>
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<P class=MsoNormal style=\"MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify\">The headquarters, formally at Ark House on <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = \"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags\" /><st1:place w:st=\"on\">Victoria Island</st1:place>, had since moved to Etiebet\'s Place on <st1:Street w:st=\"on\"><st1:address w:st=\"on\">Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way</st1:address></st1:Street>, Ikeja.</P>
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<P class=MsoNormal style=\"MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify\">The director noted that e-ticketing on all of the airline’s domestic routes was part of efforts to bring its operations closer to the people and make for more customer-friendliness.</P>
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<P class=MsoNormal style=\"MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify\">He explained that the relocation of the headquarters was necessitated by the need for better coordination of activities, as well as closeness to its operational base at the <st1:place w:st=\"on\"><st1:PlaceName w:st=\"on\">Murtala</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st=\"on\">Mohammed</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st=\"on\">International</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st=\"on\">Airport</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>, Ikeja.</P>
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<P class=MsoNormal style=\"MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify\">He quoted the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Conrad Clifford, as saying that the relocation was a fulfilment of a dream of the airline. Agose said airline has 1,000 employees, made up of 900 Nigerians and 100 expatriates, among whom are 70 pilots and 200 cabin crew.</P>
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<P class=MsoNormal style=\"MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify\">“Our major achievement as we move<SPAN style=\"mso-spacerun: yes\">&nbsp; </SPAN>out of Ark Towers is our interline<SPAN style=\"mso-spacerun: yes\">&nbsp; </SPAN>agreements with other major<SPAN style=\"mso-spacerun: yes\">&nbsp; </SPAN>airlines, including Virgin Atlantic,<SPAN style=\"mso-spacerun: yes\">&nbsp; </SPAN>North American Airlines, Air France/KLM,<SPAN style=\"mso-spacerun: yes\">&nbsp; </SPAN>Emirates and Qatar Airways,\'\' Agose said. <I style=\"mso-bidi-font-style: normal\"><SPAN style=\"FONT-SIZE: 9pt; COLOR: gray\"></SPAN></I></P>
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