Air Peace Touches Down at Benin Airport with Fanfare
Benin Airport in Edo State, South East of Nigeria roared to life when Air Peace made its maiden flight into the facility on Friday morning.
The excited welcome party, including aviation workers, regulators, security personnel and Air Peace staff, drew out their phones and started snapping away at the aircraft.
A positioned truck gave the aircraft a water salute. The truck colourfully released plumes of water over the aircraft in celebration of its maiden flight to the airport.
Pleased passengers on the maiden flight to Benin pledged to advertise Air Peace’s entry into the Benin route, commending the airline for providing them an exceptional alternative.
Prince Charls Amadi of A. G. Butler Nigeria Ltd said the airline offered him an opportunity to experience efficient service with its entry into the Benin route, affirming that Air Peace Chairman, Chief Allen Onyema had been known to always do things right.
He said: “What is happening today is great. Air Peace has been doing very well. Its coming to Benin, which I come every week, has given me an opportunity to experience efficient service.”
Mrs. Elizabeth Ohonba, an Edo indigene based in Manchester, could not conceal her satisfaction. She said her experience on Air Peace Lagos-Benin flight erased her fear of flying locally.
Air Peace’s expansion to Benin, she added, had ended the near-monopoly air travellers contended with for years on the route.
Chairman of Air Peace, Onyema, who was at the Murtala Muhammed Airport to greet passengers on the maiden Lagos-Benin-Lagos, Abuja-Benin-Abuja flight shortly before departure at about 8 a.m., pledged to sustain the exceptional services of the airline.