Nigeria's and West Africa's largest carrier, Air Peace on Friday, 27 September, 2019 began flight operations between Lagos and Warri in Delta State.
The inaugural flight which took off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Lagos touched down at the Osubi Airport, Warri at 11.15pm.
The Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft piloted by Capt. Crosby Otobo and Senior First Officer Usman were welcomed with a water guard salute by fire-fighters stationed at the airport.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr Allen Onyema, the airline's Chairman/CEO said the move by the airline to extend its operations to Warri was part of the airline's 'No City-Left-Behind" project. According to him, the airline plans to introduce flights from Warri to Port Harcourt and from Warri to Abuja.
With the new service to Warri, Air Peace now flies to 16 destinations in Nigeria and 5 regional destinations in West Africa including Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia and Senegal.
Air Peace had on July 5, 2019, began international operations to Sharjah - Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The airline is finalizing plans to fly to Mumbai in India and Guangzhou, China.