AIR PEACE yesterday commenced operations into Douala, Cameroon and has said the connection will benefit both countries with employment creation, promotion of tourism, facilitation of a seamless movement of people and other economic value.
Ground Operations Manager of the airline, Ayodeji Adeyemi made this known during the airline’s inaugural flight that region.
According to Adeyemi the airline aims to create affordable and safe air travel for Africans.
Adeyemi also pledged to work with stakeholders including Civil Aviation Authorities in both Nigeria and Cameroon as well as airport administrators to ensure the new route is maximised.
He said, “I feel excited that today, Air Peace, West Africa’s largest carrier, is making its entry into Cameroon from Lagos, Nigeria.
We are delighted this launch is happening as we believe both countries will benefit enormously from it in the areas of employment creation, promotion of tourism, facilitation of a seamless movement of people and other forms of economic value.
“Air Peace is famed for its no-city-left-behind initiative, which is driving our route expansion. The extension of our wings to Douala is resultant from our vision to create affordable and safe air travel for Africans, with our signature hospitality, connecting various cities across Africa, especially the West Coast, thereby fostering socio-economic integration.
He added,”Air Peace is committed to excellence and we’re bringing this excellent service to Cameroonians. The airline has recorded tremendous feats in just seven years and now operates 19 domestic routes, 6 regional routes and two international destinations (United Arab Emirates and South Africa) with a varied fleet of 28 aircraft, including 3 ultramodern Embraer 195-E2 airplanes.
He continued, “I’m happy to also let you know that plans are on top gear for other international routes, such as Houston-USA, Mumbai-India, Guangzhou-China and London. We’re constantly reviewing our route network to reflect the needs of the flying public.
Finally, we thank and pledge to work with all the stakeholders including the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, the airport administrators and, of course, the governments of both countries to ensure the new route is maximised.”