Nigeria's Air Peace Spreads its Wings to Akure
Nigeria's Air Peace has commenced scheduled flight operations between Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos and Akure Airport in the capital of Ondo State in south-western Nigeria.
The inaugural flight which landed at the Akure Airport earlier today, marked the beginning of a Private Public Partnership (PPP) arrangement between the state government and Air Peace, a private airline.
According to the Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the commencement of commercial flights into Akure will no doubt reduce the stress, risk and wear and tear that Ondo people go through to go to Lagos.
The six-weekly service which launched with an introductory fare of N10,000 for a one-way ticket, will operate everyday, except Saturdays. A Boeing 737 operates the service.
Akure is the largest city and capital of Ondo State in south-western Nigeria with an estimated population of 609,165.
Air Peace was founded in 2013 and now operates a fleet of 13 aircraft on scheduled passenger services to 10 destinations in Nigeria as well as to Accra in Ghana.
The airline is in the process of launching international operations to Guangzhou (China), London (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE), Atlanta (USA), Mumbai (India) and Johannesburg (South Africa).
Regionally, Air Peace also plans to fly to Niger, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon and Congo.