Air Peace airlines has deployed its recently acquired 50-seater Embraer 145 aircraft on local and regional routes. The jets – two out of six already in the fleet – are part of the airlines’ no-city-left-behind initiative.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Allen Onyema, said the carrier was embarking on massive expansion of its domestic flight operations to tackle air travel difficulties in Nigeria and build bridges of unity across the country.
Onyema, at the launch of the Lagos-Kaduna operations in Kaduna State on Monday, described the new route as a “significant milestone in our vision to unite our dear country, Nigeria through air travel and lift the nation’s economy through trade facilitation and massive job creation.”
Onyema, who was represented by his Corporate Communications Manager, Chris Iwarah, said the airline was working on setting up mini-hubs across Nigeria and the West Coast of Africa to strategically fix the challenges of air travel.
“We assure you that the North of Nigeria will be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the massive expansion of our route network and fleet capacity. Since the first quarter of 2018, we have begun to take delivery of the six 50-seater Embraer 145 aircraft we recently acquired to serve cities with air transport difficulties under our subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper.
“There is no doubt that as the leading and biggest airline in Nigeria with a fleet size of 24 aircraft, we are now more positioned to transform air travel experience in Nigeria, the West Coast of Africa and beyond. But more importantly, we are proud to use our flight services to build bridges of unity in Nigeria. We are not just achieving this by extending our flight operations across Nigeria without restriction,” he said.
Onyema assured air travellers on the Lagos-Kaduna route of efficient, on-time and safe flight operations, especially for leisure and business travellers.Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, lauded Air Peace for commencing flight operations to Kaduna.The royal father, who was represented by the District Head of Makera, Alhaji Shehu Tijani, assured the airline of the support and patronage of the Zazzau Emirate Council and the people of Kaduna State.