Nigeria's Air Peace has given its expansion a big boost as the airline has officially been admitted as a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
In a statement signed by Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah, the airline said it was greatly delighted to be part of the reputable International Air Transport Association.
"As an airline irrevocably committed to excellent customer service and safe flight operations, we are ready and willing to exploit all the opportunities provided by our membership of IATA to deliver the best flight experience to our numerous guests” it said.
This achievement is coming only a few months after the airline secured its IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate earlier in May this year.
Air Peace assured its customers that the IATA membership would give it the impetus to improve on its service delivery in Nigeria as it prepares to spread its wings to more countries in Africa and across the world.
IATA membership is open to airlines operating scheduled and non-scheduled air services that maintain an IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration.
From 57 founding members in 1945, IATA now represents 275 airlines in over 117 countries. Carrying 83% of the world’s air traffic, IATA members include the world’s leading passenger and cargo airlines.
Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, Air Peace was founded in 2013 and currently operates a fleet of 13 aircraft on scheduled services to major Nigerian cities as well as Accra in Ghana.
The airline is in the process of acquiring four Boeing 777s for international operations to Guangzhou (China), Dubai (UAE), Atlanta (USA), Mumbai (India) and Johannesburg (South Africa).