- Chidozie Uzoezie
Air Peace Flies 500,000 Passengers in One Year
Air Peace, one of the Nigeria's domestic airlines, which commenced flight operations in October, 2014, has airlifted over 500,000 passengers in its first year of operation.
Chairman of the airline, Mr Allen Onyema, who spoke with newsmen on the airline's first anniversary, described the feat as unprecedented in domestic airline operation in Nigeria.
Onyema explained that the airline, which started with seven aircraft, now has 11 planes in its fleet. He said the airline had been spending huge amount of money to maintain the aircraft in order to guarantee passengers' safety.
Air Peace, he disclosed, had secured approval to fly Niger, Gabon, Senegal, Gambia, Cameroon, Ghana and South Africa, among other West and Central African countries, with plan to extend operations to Europe and Asia soon.
He said "The government has called on Air Peace to undertake the development of a new route - the Kebbi International Airport. This has never happened with a new airline before. We have shown strength and capacity from day one of our operations. We have the zeal towards doing the right thing."