Private Nigerian Airline Air Peace will reportedly begin its long-haul flights to Dubai, Guangzhou-China, Houston, Johannesburg, London, Mumbai, and Sharjah this year.
The news was announced by Mr. Chris Iwarah, the Corporate Communications Manager at Air Peace, in a statement detailing the airline’s plans for 2019.
Quoting the words of Mr. Allen Onyema, the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Air Peace, Iwarah said the airline’s passengers had been instrumental to its success in the last four years. He added that the airline would focus on broadening opportunities to offer greater comfort to its customers and making their experience truly rewarding, exciting and safe, reported The Punch.
To begin with, the airline has extended operations from the General Aviation Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos to the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Notably, the airline’s Lagos-Kaduna, Lagos-Asaba, Lagos-Akure, and Lagos-Port Harcourt NAF Base flight operations has been moved to MMA2. The facility would eventually handle all flights under the airline’s subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper.
Air Peace expects the expansion would create more space for it to provide exceptional flight services. The airline also assured that its main project for 2019 would be to provide a reliable, affordable, safe and convenient option to fliers on major international routes, including Dubai, Sharjah, London, Guangzhou-China, Houston, Mumbai, and Johannesburg.
Air Peace is hoping that the international services would give Nigeria and West Africa a sense of pride in the global aviation industry. The airline is already in the final stage of doing demonstration flights with its Boeing 777 aircraft to Sharjah, Dakar, Freetown, Johannesburg, Port Harcourt, and Kano as part of the process to induct the aircraft into its service.