Air Peace has formally launched its Lagos-Kaduna service stating that its objective for operating to under-served destinations is to connect the country by air, forge unity among Nigerians as well bring about economic progress.
The airline’s chairman and chief executive officer, Mr. Allen Onyema, who stated this at the Kaduna International Airport during an inaugural flight to the airport on Monday, described the Lagos-Kaduna service as a “significant milestone.”
Onyema who was represented by the airline’s spokesman, Mr. Chris Iwarah said: Our plan is to massively expand our operations from our base in Lagos into mini-hubs across all regions of Nigeria and the West Coast of Africa.
“We assure you that the North of Nigeria will be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the massive expansion of our route network and fleet capacity.
“We began to take delivery of the six 50-seater Embraer 145 aircraft we recently acquired to serve cities with air transport difficulties under our subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper since the first quarter of 2018.
“There is no doubt that as the leading and biggest airline in Nigeria with a fleet size of 24 aircraft, we are now more positioned to transform air travel experience in Nigeria, the West Coast of Africa and beyond. But more importantly, we are proud to use our flight services to build bridges of unity in Nigeria.
“We are not just achieving this by extending our flight operations across Nigeria without restriction; we also are doing so with our employment policy that does not discriminate on the grounds of religion, tribe and creed.”
He assured air travellers on the Lagos-Kaduna route of efficient, on-time and safe flight operations.
“We are coming into the Kaduna route with a reputation for on-time performance and uncompromising stand on matters of safety. We promise to leverage the experience of our skilled staff and excellent business model to end the challenges of air travel on the Kaduna route and make Kaduna more accessible to leisure and business travellers,” he stressed.
In his remarks, the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris praised the airline for operating flights to Kaduna.
The emir who was who was represented by the District Head of Makera, Alhaji Shehu Tijani, assured the airline of the support and patronage of the Zazzau Emirate Council and the people of the state.
Also in his remarks, the acting airport manager, Mr. Jacob Ijaluwoye pledged the support of the management of the airport for Air Peace to ensure its success on the Lagos-Kaduna route.