2018 Winter Olympics: Travelstart Nigeria and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Partners with the Nigerian Bobsled & Skeleton team

Travelstart Nigeria


In collaboration with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Travelstart Nigeria has shown the readiness to make flight provisions for the Nigerian female bobsled and Skeleton team in the quest to contest for prestigious gold in South Korea. Meanwhile, Travelstart Nigeria made this declaration on 24th of January, 2018 ahead of the forthcoming 2018 Winter Olympics. As duly confirmed, the Nigerian bobsled team and Skeleton federation will take off from Murtala Muhammed Airport and fly through Amsterdam before alighting at Incheon International Airport in the capital city of South Korea.

Based on schedules, there are cheap flights for the forthcoming Winter Olympics which will be held in Pyeonchang in South Korea. With Nigeria having qualified for the competition, here are the names of the female athletes who will represent the country;
Akuoma Omeoga
Simidele Adeagbos
Ngozi Onwumere
Seun Adigun

Interestingly, the fast-approaching 2018 Winter Olympics –scheduled to start on 9th of February and end on 25th of February 2018 –will mark Nigeria’s first appearance in Winter Olympics.

In order to take Africa forwards and cater for the Nigerian Bobsled and Skeleton team in their trip to South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Travelstart Nigeria have gathered efforts together. In the belief that the Nigerian team portrays the might, strength, focus and passion that agree with its company’s ethics, Travelstart Nigeria has declared the readiness to work alongside KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in taking Nigeria to its first and historic impression at Winter Olympics.

Travelstart Nigeria
Travelstart is the parent company of Travelstart Nigeria. With headquarters in Cape Town South Africa, Travelstart Nigeria originated in Sweden and commenced its travel services in the late 1990’s –precisely 1999 –as the pioneer of Stephan Ekberg –a travel visionary. Most importantly, Travelstart is Africa’s biggest online travel agency. Since it came into inception, Travelstart has lasted almost 2 decades as an operative online travel agency. With the current staff base of over 200 members, Travelstart has succeeded in strengthening and unifying Africa’s immigration system. In its quest to further broaden its scope, Travelstart Nigeria operates extensively through subsidiaries in Kenya, Egypt, Tanzania, Nigeria, Turkey and some other countries.

Travelstart launched its platform in Nigeria in 2012 and fortunately, it has succeeded in strengthening its staff base in the country. Currently, Travelstart Nigeria works vigorously on the backbone of 50 staff members who have made it possible for the travel agency to perform massive flight operations. Statistics show that over 500 airlines have performed flight operations spanning across 11,000 or more destinations.

In acknowledgement of its remarkable flight operations, Travelstart Nigeria was given a prestigious award for the Best Blog. This award, which came in 2017, is affiliated to the Nigerian Tourism and Travel Awards. With regard to its convenient, safe and reliable travel services, Travelstart Nigeria has claimed an incredible stance for itself. Most importantly, Travelstart Nigeria boasts of cheap flight charges and if you’ve been looking for a pleasant online platform to book affordable flights, don’t hesitate to visit www.travelstart.com.ng

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is a scheduled airline established as far back as 1919. It is quite unique and highly commendable for having maintained its original brand name for nearly a century. Interestingly, KLM is the world’s oldest scheduled airline that has not changed its brand name since establishment.

KLM is a high-profile airline and it has been labeled with remarkable achievements particularly for the worldwide flight operations it performed in 2016 using over 200 aircraft. Through these operations, the company made the mouthwatering sum of €10 billion and further succeeded in recruiting a massive staff of 32,000 persons from its Amsterdam base.

With the help of its key subsidiaries –namely KLM and KLM Cityhopper –the KLM Group boasts of a massive inventory comprising 635,000 tons of cargo as well as the total of 30 million passengers.

In 1947, KLM commenced its Nigerian operations using a DC-4 to execute scheduled flight operations from Amsterdam to Kano. Due to the need to expand its flight operations to suit the satisfaction of Nigerian customers, KLM commenced scheduled flights in 1961 and in the populous city of Lagos.

The Nigerian Bobsled and Skeleton Team
As it prepares for the forthcoming 2018 Winter Olympics, the Nigerian Bobsled and Skeleton team maintains its repute as a team of vigorous, passionate and courageous females who are waiting to mark Nigeria and Africa’s first appearance in Winter Olympics. Having proven their remarkable abilities by qualifying for the upcoming Winter Olympics expected to be held in South Korea, KLM is ready to support the Nigerian Bobsled and Skeleton team in the belief that the team’s outstanding qualities encompass the company’s objectives.

Short Biographies of the Female Athletes
Nigeria, as well as Africa, is expected to be represented by a set of four females who have qualified for the Bobsled and Skeleton category of the 2018 Winter Olympics. As a notable impression, we have decided to review the biographies of the four female athletes.

Akuoma Omeoga
An indigene of Umuahia –the capital city of Abia State –Akuoma Omeoga belongs to the Igbo tribe of Nigeria. Together with her teammate Ngozi Onwumere, she serves as the brakewoman for the team looking forward to representing Nigeria at 2018 Winter Olympics. With encouragement from her relatives, young Akuoma Omeoga was urged to venture into extracurricular activities including sports. Fortunately, this has contributed to her athletic proficiency and as she hopes to represent her country at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Akuoma Omeoga will become a prominent bobsledder.

Seun Adigun
A native of Surulere, Lagos Nigeria, Seun Adigun serves as the bobsled driver of the team waiting to represent Nigeria at 2018 Olympics. She is one of the recognized female athletes in Nigeria and her success in athletics is obviously attributed to the unbending passion she had for sports as a growing child.

Seun Adigun appeared in 2012 London Summer Olympics and took part in the 100m hurdles where she failed to clinch a qualifying berth for herself. Impressively, she is identified as an influential athlete for having led the way for the Nigerian bobsled team in 2016. Through her shrewdness, Seun Adigun was able to bring the pair of Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere into the Nigerian bobsled team.

Simidele Adeagbo
A native of Ekiti State, South West Nigeria, Simidele Adeagbo is an incredible and high-profile athlete who has broken spectacular records. The most notable is her unparalleled milestone as the first black female athlete to represent Nigeria, as well as the entire African continent, in the Skeleton category of Winter Olympics.

Ngozi Onwumere
A native of Imo State in South-East of Nigeria, Ngozi Onwumere plays the role of a brakewoman for Nigeria’s Bobsled and Skeleton team. Prior to Ngozi’s introduction into the Bobsled and Skeleton team of Nigeria, the female athlete represented her country in several sports games at the international level. The most notable were her relay races inclusive of 200 metres, 400 metres, 4×100 metres and 100 metres.