Dana Air: Flying smart
At a time when many big players are closing shops, while some are manging to safe whatever is left of their identity, through merger and acquisition, a new airline is daring the world.
When Dana Airlines was launched and unveiled to the media in August last year, those that had reasons to dream before would know that it's beyond gambling to do something.
According to Jacky Hathiramani, CEO of the brand new airline, it was a long-standing passion and commitment to service; “our commitment to deliver the best of world-class air safety, in-flight service, and customer-satisfaction.”
From 2005 when the concept was created till now, the idea to fly smart seems to be working.
Dana's fleet comprises Boeing MD83 aircrafts. It offers the right product for today’s air traveller with a higher number of passenger seats and a larger cargo capacity than currently available; two class service, with 12 seats in dedicated “Smart Class” business cabin, and 128 seats in spacious Traveller class economy cabin.
Starting with the crucial Lagos – Abuja route, to be followed by Kano and Port Harcourt, Dana Air has become a household name within a short time as kept its promise to deliver superior services.
With plans to compliment services with a premium VIP charter service – Dana Jets, using a brand new Bombardier Learjet, a business jet with capacity for 9 passengers among others, Dana Air is the airline to watch out for.
Etisalat: Simplicity in talking
Ordinarily, when Etisalat made the first official call on its network on the 13th of March 2008 in the presence of dignitaries from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, one would have feltl that with what looked like congested market that had been open since 2001, what chance do a new entrant has?
But the African proverb that says 'the sky is large enough to birds to fly without touching wings' seems to be working for Etisalat.
It is working because Etisalat has something new to offer. Its core values of optimism and simplicity and caring.
The world will continued to be reshaped by new ideas. When it was thought that all had been tried in seven years, Etisalat still came with something new in 0809ija customised number and the homezone concept for subscribers to chose any preferred location and enjoy discounted calls to any network.
With a wel thoughtout inertial, Etisalat is buiding a momentum, and it would be very difficult to be ignored.
Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services (EMTS), trading as Etisalat, is a Nigerian company duly incorporated under the laws of Nigeria in partnership with Mubadala Development Company and Etisalat of the United Arab Emirates. Incorporated in Nigeria as a private company, it acquired the Unified Access License from the Federal Government in January 2007. The license includes a mobile license and spectrum in the GSM 1800 and 900 MHz bands at a price of $400million (Four Hundred Million U.S. Dollars). Etisalat acquired a 40% stake in EMTS and is now the operator of the Unified Access License.
HiTv: Something extraordinary
When all the spaces are filled with programmes is when the stations that show what people want to watch would stand out.
With the craze for live soccer matches, particularly the Premiership, one can understand the craze for HiTv, the proudly Nigerian cable TV that offers it.
The promoter would most like argue that it's beyond the Premiership. Of course, to be notice withing a short time in a space pioneered and dominated by the powerhouse DSTV, then HiTv must be offering something extraordinary....more