Lagos - Nigerian Airlines has been urged to partner with their foreign counterparts to develop Nigeria's aviation industry.
Manoj Nair, West Africa Regional Manager of Emirates Airlines, urged Nigerian airlines to work together for the advancement of the industry.
He noted that Nigeria was an important market in West Africa and that Emirates would need the partnership of local airlines for connectivity for its Nigerian customers.
He said that Emirates was focused on ensuring that Nigerian passengers have seamless travel experiences across the world.
"The key focus area for us is that our customer base connects well to the network as well as making sure that our vast network is connected to Nigeria.
"This is with the aim of giving Nigerian passengers a seamless travel experience, ease of transactions making it easy for them to be with us and giving them value for their money with good products and services,” he said.
According to him, Emirates will make sure that Nigerian passengers would be connected to the network of the airline in the East, West and South-East Asia.
"We are looking at various options through which we can make international connections through inter-connectivity, while working with a Nigerian partner like Arik Air.
He said that the airline had given the best products to the Nigerian market, adding that Emirates is planning to expand its route in the country.