- Air Peace debunks claims, says it has paid FAAN
THE last of the Air Peace flight disruption saga may not have been heard of as new information making rounds is that the N2million of the N7million debt the airline said it paid to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) as at (Today)Sunday has not reflected in the finance records of the organization.
This however has not gone down well with the Air Peace management who insist that it is a ploy to rubbish the airline as they claim to have paid FAAN through bank draft and the Remitta platform and some individual somewhere is trying to be mischievous.
Nigerianflightdeck learnt that the airline has allegedly not paid the N5 million remittance it claimed to have made to reduce its debt, while another pile has started running from May 2017 till date.
According to sources, Air Peace got last demand notice May 26, 2017 from FAAN, after previous two notices to settle its debt of N5 million; while another N3 million has also been accumulated.
In a reaction however, the spokesman of Air Peace, Mr. Chris Iwarah told Nigerianflightdeck last night that the airline is not indebted to FAAN and that those monies have been paid.
Iwarah explained that Air Peace had paid first through bank draft and submitted evidence of payment to FAAN and later paid through the Remitta platform and sent same to the airport authority stating that if they have not seen they should enquire from their account department.
“ We have paid through bank draft and via Remitta and sent evidence to FAAN, are they saying the bank draft was not sent? What else do they want? They should stop peddling this debt, in fact this is no debt what is seven million compared to the loads of debts they are owed by other airlines and organization? It is embarrassing to us.”
On the delay of the Air Peace flight last Friday, it was gathered that the aircraft 5N-BQR from Enugu to Lagos 7:15 am was delayed for 43minutes and not three hours as it took off 7:58 am from Enugu eventually.