*Chief Allen Onyema, Air Peace owner
Air Peace Airline has said the High Commission of India in Nigeria has contacted the airline to serve as vehicle that would evacuate stranded Indians from Nigeria to India. Air Piece made this disclosure through their verified official Twitter handle.
This same information was again tweeted by India in Nigeria (As well as Benin, Chad & ECOWAS) on their official verified Twitter account of the High Commission of India in Abuja, Nigeria, accredited also to Benin, Chad and ECOWAS area.
The Twit by the High Commission said, “Glad to join hands with @NigeriaGov and @flyairpeace for special Lagos – Kochi – Delhi Bengaluru – Abuja flight on 30 – 31 May 2020. It will carry only approved destination specific Indian nationals only to Kochi and bring only approved Nigerian nationals from Delhi/Bengaluru.” Most likely the airline may airlift Nigerians who are also stranded India to Nigeria, but the airline is silent on that. Air Peace in its own statement said, the management said the list of passengers to be attended to has already been given to the airline adding that it has commenced reaching out to them on Saturday morning. It added that the flight will depart Lagos on May 30, 2020 to Cochin Airport in Kerala.
“The management of Air Peace wishes to announce that the airline has been contacted by the India High Commission in Nigeria to undertake the evacuation on stranded India nationals to Kerala, India. A list of passengers to be attended to has already been given to us and we have commenced reaching out to them this morning (Saturday May 23). The flight shall depart Lagos on May 30, 2020 to Cochin Airport, Kerala. Payments are expected immediately, Economy is $1300; Business Class is $1700. You are equally allowed to pay in Naira at N460/$”, the airline said.