Overland Airways (OF, Lagos) will commence international flights later this month, airline Chief Operating Officer Aanu Benson has announced.

In a statement issued late last month, Benson said effective August 12, Overland Airways would launch a 4x weekly return service from its Lagos hub to Lomé (Togo) via Cotonou (Benin) using its Avions de Transport Régional turboprop fleet.

“One of the most important missing factors facing sustainable economic transformation in West Africa is smooth inter-connectivity," she said. "Over the coming years, Overland Airways will facilitate a new environment for business, leisure travellers, families, students and more essentially bolster that bonding amongst the peoples and groupings in the region. There is need to reinforce unity and prosperity at the regional level.”

Launched in 2011, Overland Airways operates a fleet of three ATR42-300s, one -(QC), three ATR72-200s, one Beech 1900D, and one E145 on regular flights connecting Lagos with each of Akure, Asaba, Ibadan, Ilorin, Abuja, and Jalingo.