Air Peace on Wednesday launched maiden flights from the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Lagos.
It would be recalled that the airline, which operates its domestic flights from its hub at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, had towards the tail end of 2018 promised to move its Lagos-Kaduna, Lagos-Asaba, Lagos-Akure, Lagos-Port Harcourt NAF Base and other flights under its subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper to MMA2.
The airline’s Embraer 145 jet marked 5N-BUV took off from the MMA2 en route to Kaduna Airport at 7.20 a.m. shortly after a brief launch ceremony witnessed by the airline’s staff as well as Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Ltd which operates the facility.
The airline’s spokesman, Mr. Chris Iwarah, said during the inaugural flight that the extension of the carrier’s operations to the terminal would afford it the right atmosphere to provide exceptional flight experience.
He said the airline was excited to deliver on its promise to move part of its operations to the facility.
He described the MMA2 as one of the best terminals in the country adding that Air Peace would eventually move all flights in Air Peace Hopper subsidiary to the facility as part of its strategy to position itself for better service to its customers and deepen its no-city-left-behind project.
“We are quite hopeful that the expansion of our Lagos base to MMA2 will afford us the space and convenience to deliver first-class flight experience to our loyal customers.
“As a customer-oriented carrier, it is only strategic that we seek a better operational atmosphere for seamless passenger facilitation and exceptional customer service experience.
“This exactly is what MMA2 offers with its state-of-the-art facilities and we are indeed proud of our decision to annex it to our Lagos hub,” said Iwarah.
For his part, the group executive director of BASL, Mr. Rodger Whittle assured of excellent passenger facilitation and experience at the facility.
“It is very exciting for us that Air Peace has come to MMA2 and we can now happily say that all the airlines in Nigeria operate from the MMA2.
“It is a fantastic thing for the operator; it is a fantastic thing for the MMA2. It brings the destinations of MMA2 to 24. Air Peace is bringing Kaduna, Akure, Asaba as well as Port Harcourt NAF Base.
“This terminal will really offer a wonderful set of services to Air Peace customers. It adds tremendous value to the Air Peace proposition and it adds great value to the travelling experience of the customers.
“In terms of customer experience, we are able to offer a lot more. We have the comfort and convenience of the terminal, we have electronic technology, we have jet ways and direct access to the aircraft for passengers, which is a very good thing,” said Whittle
Also speaking, the head of corporate communications, MMA2, Mrs. Eniola Ade-Solanke said the terminal has the capacity for regional operations.
“We have the capacity, we have the resources and we have the facilities for their safety, security and comfort. The MMA2 is more than just a terminal because of the services we provide to users.
“We have a multi-storey car park, we have restaurants, we have banks and other businesses here that improve their traveling experience,” she said.