Air Peace has announced a new date for the launch of its flights from Lagos to Freetown in Sierra Leone, Banjul in The Gambia and Dakar in Senegal.
The airline’s spokesman, Mr. Chris Iwarah said the rescheduled launch had been slated for February 19, 2018
The airline had fixed the launch of its flights to the three West African cities for December 15, 2017 but had to suspend it at the last minute due to the industrial unrest by air traffic control (ATC) in Dakar.
The carrier had pledged to announce a new date for the launch when it was certain that the industrial action in Dakar, a critical connection in its route plan, had been fully resolved to avoid its guests being put through a strain.
“We are pleased that after the unfortunate suspension of the launch of our Freetown, Banjul and Dakar services fixed for December 15, 2017 due to the industrial action by air traffic control in Dakar, we can confirm that our inaugural flights to the three destinations will now take place on January 19, 2018. The new routes constitute the second phase of the expansion of our network on the West Coast of Africa.
This is an exciting step in fulfilling our promise to unlock the economies of the region, offer air travellers on business and leisure trips seamless connectivity as well as create jobs for the people when we launched our first flight out of Nigeria into Accra, Ghana.
“We will operate round-trip flights from our Lagos base to the new routes four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
“The launch will bring destinations on our regional route map to four. Our West Coast expansion project is still unveiling. We hope to connect about five more routes in the region in the next few weeks. In the coming months, we will open up more opportunities for our guests to experience the exciting world of Africa and international destinations, including Dubai, London, Guangzhou-China, Houston, Mumbai and South Africa,” said Iwarah.
The routes, according to Iwarah, are part of the second phase of the airline’s expansion project on the West Coast of Africa and would bring its network to a total of 14 destinations.