Air Peace has launched its maiden flight to the Ibom International Airport, Uyo as part of its route expansion plan.
Spokesman for the airline, Mr. Chris Iwarah said in a statement issued in Lagos that that the Uyo service which begins today (Sunday) is also in response to the yearnings of Akwa Ibom people and other air travellers.
“The timing of its maiden flight to the state is to give air travellers on the Uyo route a dependable alternative and cater to the huge traffic to the state during the yuletide.
“We are pleased to announce the commencement of our flight operations out of Lagos into Uyo. Akwa Ibom is a burgeoning economic and tourist centre in the South-South region of Nigeria.
“This status has led to a huge leap in the demand for air travel to and out of the state. Unfortunately, that huge demand has so far been met with mostly disappointment.
“Air Peace, therefore, felt it was time to respond to the yearnings of our numerous loyal customers and other air travellers to expand to the state.
“And there is no better time to do that than this yuletide when a lot of Nigerians and foreigners will be accessing Akwa Ibom for one activity or the other,” said Iwarah.
On the scarcity of aviation of aviation fuel, he assured passengers that the airline had made adequate preparation with the marketers for the supply of the product throughout the festive period and beyond to ensure hitch-free operations.
“This good news is coming at a time we have also made arrangements with aviation fuel vendors to ensure availability of the product to enable us seamlessly take air travellers to our different destinations in the country.
“We have been able to secure the commitment of different aviation fuel vendors, besides our regular suppliers. They are ready to make the product available to us because they trust us. We don’t only promptly pay our vendors; we also provide them with funds well in advance to ensure there is no excuse for non-availability of the product.
“The operating environment may be challenging, but Air Peace irrevocably believes that air travellers deserve on-time, safe, comfortable and affordable flight experience,” he said.