Air Peace has pledged to end air travel woes of most under-served destinations in Nigeria and the West Coast of Africa and offer air travellers a preferred alternative on some key international routes this year.
The chairman and chief executive officer of the airline, Mr. Allen Onyema gave the assurance at the airline’s end-of-year management session held in Lagos to review the airline’s operations in 2017.
Onyema said the airline still had a lot of grounds to cover in its vision to transform air travel experience in Nigeria, the West Coast of Africa and the Dubai, Guangzhou-China, London, Houston, Mumbai and Johannesburg routes.
He added that the airline, which commenced flights to Accra-Ghana on February 16, 2017, was determined to expand to about nine destinations on the West Coast of Africa.
The chief executive regretted that industrial unrest by Air Traffic Control in Senegal compelled the airline to suspend the launch of its Freetown, Banjul and Dakar routes slated for December 15, 2017.
However, he assured that the carrier would soon announce a new date for the launch of the three suspended West Coast routes.
Therefore, he charged the airline’s management to brace for the challenge of implementing the airline’s plan to deepen air connectivity on many routes in the North of Nigeria, including Kano and Yola, and other domestic routes.
Commenting on the airline’s performance in the out gone year, Onyema said Air Peace should be commended or rescuing the Nigerian aviation industry and giving air travellers hope.
He said he was satisfied that the airline grew its fleet its fleet to 24 aircraft despite the economic downturn the country and its aviation sector experienced in 2017 adding that the airline was awaiting the delivery of the two Boeing 777 it recently acquired to start its flight operations to Dubai, Guangzhou, London, Houston, Mumbai and Johannesburg.
He attributed the airline’s success in the three years of its existence to the unflinching support of air travellers and the quality leadership of the carrier’s management team.
Onyema expressed appreciation to clients saying the airline would remain grateful to its customers for their patronage over the years and urged them to continue to trust the carrier’s services.
“Air Peace will continue to strive to sustain its uncompromising approach to safety, prioritisation of the comfort of its customers and job creation,” he said.