Air Peace has celebrated its fourth anniversary by rewarding its loyal customers who flew on its fourth anniversary freebies including power banks, bluetooth speakers, USB flash drives and pens.
It also allocated a number of free tickets to be won by its customers and members of the public participating in its social media engagements.
Speaking at the event held in Lagos recently to commemorate anniversary, the airline’s chief operating officer, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide said the airline centred the celebration on its customers to show how it values them.
“Running an airline anywhere around the world is quite a challenge. But our wonderful guests have made the four years of our flight operations a very pleasant experience. From seven aircraft and five routes at launch of our operations on October 24, 2014, our valued guests have supported us all the way to the top spot of the aviation business in Nigeria and the West Coast of Africa. Today, we operate into 14 domestic and five regional destinations, with plans for the launch of our long-haul flights to Dubai, Sharjah, London, Houston, Guangzhou-China, Mumbai and Johannesburg nearing completion. From seven aircraft at launch, we now have a fleet of over 24 aircraft, excluding the 10 brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft we recently ordered.
“In four years, we have scored a number of firsts and set a multitude of records in the aviation industry in Nigeria and the West Coast of Africa, including the acquisition as well as registration of Nigeria’s first Boeing 777 and setting up of a subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper to organise our effort to seamlessly connect unserved and under-served domestic and regional routes under our no-city-left-behind project.
“On the economic front, we have created thousands of direct and indirect jobs for members of the public without discrimination on the bases of gender, religion, creed and tribe. We have done a whole lot in unifying Nigeria through air travel and positively impacted the economies of the country and its regional counterparts.
“All this would have been impossible without the patronage, support and loyalty of our valued customers. That was why we decided that our fourth anniversary be devoted to celebrating them. We see a very bright future and we assure of better days ahead for members of the flying public as we continue to strive for greater ways of delivering safe, comfortable and exception flight services,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nanhco aviance) praised the airline’s chairman, Mr. Allen Onyema and his team for working tirelessly to transform air travel in Nigeria.
In a letter signed by the chairman of the board of directors of the ground handling firm, Mr. Usman Arabi Bello and addressed to Onyema, the company stated: “We congratulate you on four years of non-stop and consistent flying activities, which have seen Air Peace grow its fleet, routes and frequencies within and outside Nigeria.
“This growth is a clear testament of the resilience of the Air Peace team and manifestation of your efforts to transform air travel in Nigeria.”