Air Peace to begin Akure flights

Posted: August 10, 2017 in general

Air Peace

By VICTOR NZE

Indigenous carrier, Air Peace has announced plans to begin scheduled commercial flight operations to the Akure Airport in Ondo from August 11.

The airline which made the announcement in a statement issued by its Corporate Communications Manager, Mr Chris Iwarah in Lagos, Monday, said that the carrier was collaborating with the Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu administration to guarantee easy access to Ondo State by investors, tourists and other categories of air travellers.

He said that the inaugural Lagos-Akure-Lagos flight would take off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja and touch down at the Akure Airport.

“We are delighted to announce the commencement of our Lagos-Akure-Lagos service on August 11. Air Peace has been operating from our main hub in Lagos State since 2014, so the launch of the second route in the South West of Nigeria is only a natural progression.

“Air Peace is pleased to have this opportunity to add such an important destination as Akure to our local route network. Akure lies geographically on the tropical belt and is bordered in the north by Ekiti and Kogi; east by Edo; west by Oyo and Ogun. Ondo is one of Nigeria’s most exciting destinations for leisure and business travel.”

Iwarah expressed optimism that the flights to Akure would open up a whole new opportunity for Air Peace guests to visit and explore the wealth of tourist attractions of the state, adding that it would also expand the access of investors and other categories of air travellers to connect with the state.

“The new route allows for connections to additional markets from Akure, creating a more convenient trip for those wishing to visit the city. We expect that our new service will contribute to the economy of Ondo State by bringing new travellers to the area from across our route network. We anticipate that the launch will jump-start the effort of Akeredolu to open up the Sunshine State to massive investment engagements,” he said.

The airline has also secured approvals to operate flights into Lome, Monrovia, Abidjan, Dakar, Douala, Niamey and other West Coast countries of Africa.

In addition, the carrier has also been designated by the Federal Government to operate flights into international destinations, including Johannesburg, Atlanta, Dubai, Guangzhou-China, London and Mumbai, India.

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