By Our Correspondent
As 2018 financial year draws to a gradual end, Air Peace has laid out its business and operational plans for the aviation sector in 2019. The airline also assured air travellers of packages including exceptional long-haul flights to Dubai, Sharjah, London, Guangzhou-China, Houston, Mumbai and Johannesburg.
In a statement issued by the Corporate Communications Manager of the airline, Mr. Chris Iwarah stated that Mr. Allen Onyema, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer also urged staff of the airline to gear up to raise the bar of flight services to the travelling public in 2019. Onyema, who commended the travelling public for choosing Air Peace and staying loyal to its brand in 2018 attributed the success of the airline in four years to the unflinching support its customers and pledged that the carrier would spare nothing in making their experience truly rewarding, exciting and safe in the New Year and beyond.
According to the Chairman, Air Peace is focusing on broadening opportunities to give its customers greater comfort, beginning with the extension of its operations from its hub at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos to the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2) on January 2, 2019.
The airline also disclosed that its main project for 2019 would be in the area of giving the flying public a reliable, affordable, safe and convenient option on major international routes, which include Dubai, Sharjah, London, Guangzhou-China, Houston, Mumbai and Johannesburg, which would give Nigeria and West Africa a sense of pride in the global aviation industry. It said it was 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.
“2018 was both challenging and exciting for us. It was the year we upped our record of firsts. In the year under review, we launched a number of domestic and regional routes under our no-city-left-behind project on the platform of our subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper. We also made history as the first domestic airline to acquire and register the Boeing 777 aircraft in Nigeria. We have so far acquired four Boeing 777s, with two already delivered.