AIR PEACE has continued to prove its resolve to link African nations and connect them with the rest of the world through flight operations with its inaugural flight from Abuja, Nigeria into Monrovia, Liberia on Monday August 6, 2018.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737-500 touched down at the Robert International Airport Monrovia at 12:15 local time where it was welcomed with a water cannon salute and greeted by locals of the country.
Chairman of AirPeace, Chief Allen Onyema who delivered a speech at the reception held in honour of the inaugural flight said that the operations is key and would unlock economies in the country and all over the world.
Onyema who was represented by Manager Corporate Communications, Chris Iwarah said that Air Peace is gradually rewriting the narrative as it concerns regional operations in West Africa with Monrovia bringing the airline’s west coast routes to five.
He said,” Today’s epoch-making event is a pleasing consolidation of our efforts to unlock the economies of Africa, offer air travellers on business and leisure trips seamless connectivity as well as create jobs for people.”
On its rapid route expansion program, Iwarah said,”we began our intervention in the air travel difficulties of the West Coast of Africa with the inauguration of Lagos-Accra service in February 2017. A year later in 2018, we deepened our presence in the region with the addition of Freetown, Banjul and Dakar to our route network.”
“The addition of Monrovia to our route network is a fitting response to the yearnings of the flying public for the Air Peace experience. The launch of Monrovia further brings our regional destinations to five. We are connecting Monrovia from Abuja and Lagos through Accra. Shortly, we hope to add more destinations to our regional route map.”
“Our goal is to build a solid base to link African nation’s and connect the continent to the rest of the world by air. With our expanded fleet of 24aircraft comprising Boeing 737, 777; Embraer 145 and Dornier Jets, we are set to soon begin flights to many international destinations including Dubai, Sharjah, Guangzhou- China, London, Houson, Mumbai and South Africa. There is no doubt we mean business at Air Peace.”
Also speaking at the event, Deputy Managing Director of Technical Services, Liberia Airport Authority, Paula Fares Harvey congratulated Air Peace for its commencement of operations stating that it is a great feat to connect nations.
” It is good for you, it’s good for us in Liberia at this time,” she said in her short remark.
On return Air Peace was showered again with a water cannon by officials of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport ( NAIA) being the airline’s first regional flight from the airport.