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Air Peace Launches Flights to Freetown, Banjul and Dakar

Nigeria’s leading airline, Air Peace has concluded plans to connect Freetown in Sierra Leone, Banjul in The Gambia and Dakar in Senegal from its Lagos hub starting from 15 December, 2017.

The round-trip flights will operate from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing for Freetown at 7am (local time).

A statement issued by the carrier’s Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah said the new routes would constitute the second phase of the airline’s expansion project on the West Coast of Africa and bring its route network to a total of 14 destinations.

According to the statement, the services are an exciting step in fulfilling the airline's promise to unlock the economies of the region, offer air travellers seamless connectivity as well as create jobs.

Air Peace made its first scheduled commercial flight out of Nigeria from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos into the Kotoka International Airport, Accra-Ghana on February 16.

Air Peace, which recently embarked on a project to increase its fleet size to 24 aircraft, said its Freetown, Banjul and Dakar routes would be serviced by its Boeing 737 aircraft.

The new services will bring destinations on the airline's regional route map to four, having launhced flights to Accra, Ghana earlier in the year.

The airline plans to operate flights to 5 other regional routes as well as 6 international destinations comprising Dubai, London, Guangzhou-China, Houston, Mumbai and South Africa soon.

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