Nigeria's Air Peace and six of its crew members have won the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) “National Carrier of Repute” and “Nigerian Crew Member of Repute” awards respectively.
President of NIPR, Dr. Rotimi Oladele presented the awards to the airline and its crew members during the annual conference of the institute in Umuahia, Abia State on Thursday.
Oladele affirmed that the carrier's on-time performance, customer service, safety and fleet maintenance reputations were unparalleled.
According to Oladele, 20 airlines were covertly assessed by the institute's teams on board 29 flights and at the airlines' offices and Air Peace and its crew emerged winners after securing a total of 67 percent of the votes.
Air Peace’s crew who won the "Nigerian Crew Member of Repute" award include Capt. Adesola Arasi, First Officer Violet Enahoro, Ademola Olowolade, Ann Otiede, Yemisi Beckley and Paul Ijeh.
Responding on behalf of Air Peace, its Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah assured that the carrier was driven by a passion to project the name of Nigeria globally through exceptional flight services.
From seven aircraft and five routes at launch in 2014, Air Peace had increased its fleet to 24 aircraft and taken its flight operations to 12 domestic and four regional destinations.
According to Iwarah, the airline will broaden its regional route network with the addition of Monrovia (Liberia), Lome (Togo) and Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire) in the next few weeks.
Recently, Air Peace acquired a Boeing 777 aircraft which it plans to deploy on its long-haul operations to Houston, London, Guangzhou-China, Dubai, Sharjah, Mumbai and Johannesburg.