NIGERIA’S fastest growing airline Air Peace has added three new routes to its domestic network as its ongoing expansion plans that has seen it fly to eight new international destinations over the last six months continues.
In December 2020, Air Peace began flying to Kingston in Jamaica as well as Accra, Banjul, Freetown, Dakar, Monrovia, Dubai and Johannesburg. Not only is the airline increasing the number of destinations it is flying to but it is also expanding the size of its fleet, as it concluded a deal with Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer to supply it with three E195-E2 aircraft in 2019.
Highly praised for its role during the height of the coronavirus pandemic when it successfully evacuated Nigerian citizens from around the world, Air Peace has been touted as a future national carrier. Now, it has added the Port Harcourt-Benin, Port Harcourt-Kano and Asaba-Kano routes to its operations.
Air Peace spokesman Stanley Olisa, said that the Kano-Port Harcourt-Kano flights would start today and operate twice weekly, while flights on the Asaba-Kano-Asaba route, billed to have started yesterday, would run three days a week. However, flights on the Benin-PHC-Benin route, will kick off on June 18 and operate on Fridays and Sundays.
Mr Olisa said: “Tickets for these new connections are already selling and the flying public can start booking on our website flyairpeace.com or the mobile app.” He added that the new connections further reflected Air Peace’s commitment to providing strategic connectivity which addresses the gaps in the nation’s air travel.
Also, the airline is set to launch scheduled daily flights to Ilorin from Lagos and Abuja on June 17, 2021 and plans to kick off flights on the Gombe and Ibadan routes soon. Air Peace services 16 domestic routes, five regional routes and two international destinations, including Johannesburg, and boasts of a mixed fleet of 28 aircraft, including two new Embraer 195-E2 jets, delivered earlier this year, with 11 more lined up for delivery.