Willie Obiano, the Anambra State Governor, is urging the Federal Government to support Air Peace Airline, a fast rising Nigerian airline with a flag carrier status. The governor in a statement, which was signed by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. Don Adinuba quoted Obiano as describing Air Peace as Nigeria’s fastest growing and most ambitious airline in history.
As a result, granting the airline the rare privilege as a flag carrier, the governor argued remains more pragmatic than the planned establishment of a national carrier by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. “There is no way any state-owned or promoted airline can enhance Nigeria’s reputation in the world that Air Peace is not doing and will continue to do with greater efficiency and results,” the statement added.
The governor who expressed satisfaction with the number of aircraft the airline had acquired since it commenced flight operations in 2014, said: “Of particular interest to both the flying public and the government is its safety record, which is excellent owing to the extra mile it goes to not only maintain its machines to the highest global standards but also make its technical crew regard safety as the highest pursuit in the aviation industry.”
Air Peace recently took delivery of its third Boeing 777 aircraft. The aircraft, which landed at the Murtala Muhamed International Airport, Lagos on March 20, 2019 is part of the four Boeing 777s Air Peace recently acquired for its soon-to-start long-haul operations to Sharjah, Dubai, Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai.