Air Peace at the weekend dispatched two B777 aircraft, 5N-BWI and 5N-BVE, to Malaysia and India, airlifting citizens of both countries and Singaporeans from Nigeria and returned to the country with over 300 Nigerians from different countries in Asia. The evacuees airlifted from Nigeria include about 250 Indians in one of the many evacuation flights done by Air peace to the world’s second most populated country.
The airline said both flights returned safely to Abuja and Lagos on Saturday night, evacuating over 300 stranded Nigerians from Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia in one flight, while the second flight brought in some stranded Nigerians in India and over 200 Indians working in Nigeria.
Air Peace said the stranded Nigerians from Malaysia and Thailand who had lost hope of being evacuated, commended the management of the airline for coming to their rescue at an affordable fare, noting that no airline in the world outside that owned by Nigerians would have airlifted them at that fare.
Air Peace Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Toyin Olajide, thanked the federal government of Nigeria for all the support and assured that with such continued support, Air Peace, and indeed, other Nigerian carriers would be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with other notable carriers in the world.