British Airways scheme to reduce travel costs for businesses
The British Airways Airline has restated that Nigerian businesses, across all scales, can benefit from its business-friendly service package called On Business, which lessens travel costs among other benefits.
The scheme, which is also accessible globally, allows businesses access either specially discounted flight tickets costs or reward points on every flight booked, which could later be monetized and converted to free flight tickets or upgrades.
The Regional Manager, West Africa, British Airways, Mr. Kola Olayinka, while speaking at a reinforcer event, Tuesday at the Wheat baker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos, said that the scheme is aimed at reducing the strains of businesses by reducing travel costs.
According to him, “It would save your company money. We say it is for savvy businesses. Whether you are savvy or not, nobody likes to spend money. You want to do it cheaper? On Business gives you that opportunity. It is coming from a place where we realize that, if companies are doing well, we would do well.”
He further explained that the scheme, which is operational on and off line, is also usable on its partner airlines, Iberia and American Airlines. One of the On Business subscribers who was at the event, Mr. Tunde Fayemi, a Manager at Guaranty Trust Bank, attested that the scheme is helpful to his company.
He said, “For me, my priority is to keep the travel budget. This On Business has helped us. In the current year, I think I have used it like three times already. When I want to book, I go online. I just do it and pay with my card.”
Another subscriber, a small business owner who simply identified herself as Mrs. Omotosho, said that the scheme is also helpful to her business. She urged other small businesses, which needs its staff to travel frequently, to key into the scheme, describing it as lucrative.
Also at the event, Mr. Ogbemudia Emunjeze of Agatha’s Interiors Design Ltd. emerged the winner of a British Airways Business Class return ticket following a raffle draw at the venue. Meanwhile, Prospective subscribers can register for the service on the website at www.onbusiness.britishairways.com