Saturday , 13 August 2022
Picture from left Captain Mukhtar Muye, Director of Airport Operations, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN; Eng Ben Adeyileka, Director, Air Peace; Mrs Toyin Olajide, Chief Operating Officer, Air Peace; Mr Rush Wang; Zhou Jwn and Xia Liang Ying, representing Chinese Communities in Nigeria during Air Peace inaugural flight ceremony from Lagos to Guangzhou, China at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos on Wednesday. Photo Lamidi Bamidele

Air Peace launches Nigeria-China; becomes first private airline to operate route

AIR PEACE today officially commenced operations into Guangzhou-China, becoming the first Nigerian  airline to fly into the Asian country once every week and  reduce the over 17 hour long flight with stop overs to at least 12 hours non stop.

The airline has also said it would soon commence flights to Mumbai, India and Tel Aviv, Israel as soon as possible.

Chief Operating Officer, Air Peace, Oluwatoyin Olajide, made this known at the airline’s inaugural flight ceremony to the far East which held at the new Murtala Muhammed International Airport Terminal stating that the airline has kept its word regarding its expansion plan and affordability.

Olajide said,”When we set out for the Air Peace trajectory in 2014, we envisaged an airline that would predominantly do two things: create massive employment for Nigerians and reduce the burden of air travel for Nigerians, and by extension, Africans, through the provision of affordable and peaceful connectivity across cities and continents.

“Now, we can confidently assert that Air Peace has kept to this vision of providing seamless connections and expanding existing network to accommodate the evolving air travel needs of the flying public.

“Today, we’re officially adding the continent of Asia to our network of continents, with the commencement of initial one-weekly flight to Guangzhou-China.

“If you’ve been following the growth of Air Peace, you’ll be familiar with the fact that the Chinese airspace is not new to us, as we’ve successfully operated several evacuation/special flights to the country at different times in the past, especially in 2020, during the COVID-19 lockdown.

” So, we’re going into China, not as newcomers, but as an airline that is technically and operationally acclimatised with the Chinese terrain.

“The flying public, especially those that fly the Guangzhou route, should expect best-in-class flight experience, which is characteristic of the Air Peace brand. We’re not stopping with Guangzhou- India is next and Israel is in the works. Also planned for subsequent launch are Malabo in Equatorial Guinea and Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“We will continue to grow our route network as well as modernise our fleet strategically. Air Peace currently boasts of a network of twenty domestic routes, seven regional routes and two international destinations, including Dubai and Johannesburg.

The airline appreciated the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, the Ministry of Aviation, the Chinese government, it’s partners and other stakeholders for making this humongous feat possible.

“We promise to work harmoniously with all relevant aviation actors to ensure this new route is maximised.

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