Travelstart Nigeria, KLM Royal Dutch Airline Partner Nigeria Bobsled and skeleton federation for the 2018 winter Olympics
The historic Nigerian female Bobsled and Skeleton team have signed on new African partners! As confirmed by Travelstart and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, the two partners have joined forces to fly the flag carrying team to South Korea to aid their quest for gold. The full team will fly from Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos through Amsterdam to Incheon International Airport in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea.
Athletes, Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, Akuoma Omeoga and Simidele Adeagbo will represent Nigeria at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. This is the first time in history that Nigeria has made an appearance. The Winter Olympics are set to be held from the 9th to the 25th of February 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Both companies have partnered together to show their support for the achievement of the Nigerian team as well as their deep commitment to progress in Africa. Philip Akesson, Country Manager of Travelstart Nigeria said “As Africa’s largest online travel agency, we are excited to use our resources and our partnership with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to get the Nigerian Team to their first Winter Olympics. The team’s resilient, passion, go-getter attitude towards achieving their goals are admirable, and is a message that resonates deeply with our company values.”Philip Akesson, Country Manager of Travelstart Nigeria
“At KLM we are always looking for ways to be innovative, we care about our customers and we are also interested in supporting the countries we fly to. The Nigerian Bobsled and Skeleton team are a group of young ladies who are innovative, dynamic, ambitious, pacesetters, and resilient. These great qualities set them apart and embody our company’s ambitions. We are pleased to unveil today a driving partnership with Travelstart to fly the flag carrying team to South Korea to support their quest for gold.” Michel Colleau, General Manager Air France KLM Nigeria & Ghana.
Travelstart is Africa’s largest online travel agency, with headquarters in Cape Town and a local office in Lagos. Founded in Sweden, Travelstart opened its doors in 1999, as the brainchild of travel visionary Stephan Ekbergh.
Founded on October 7, 1919, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the oldest scheduled airline in the world still operating under its original name. In 2016, the KLM Group operated worldwide flights with over 200 aircraft, generating €10 billion revenues and employing 32.000 staff from its Amsterdam basis.