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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Air Peace Boosts Expansion Drive With 13th Aircraft

Air Peace on Friday gave its expansion project a big push with the arrival of one of the new aircraft it acquired to increase its fleet size to 22.
The new aircraft, a Boeing 737-300, touched down at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos at about 12.30pm. It got a warm welcome from excited Air Peace staff.
The aircraft flew into Lagos from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, where it landed at about 7.56pm on Thursday, with the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema on board.

The new aircraft is the 13th so far acquired by Air Peace in less than three years of its commercial flight operations.

An excited Air Peace team comprising the Vice Chairman, Mrs. Alice Onyema, Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide, Director of Finance Administration, Mrs. Ejiro Eghagha, Technical Consultant, Mr. Ben Adeyileka, Quality and Safety Manager, Mr. Patrick Achurefe, Cabin Services Manager/Head of Commercial, Florence Opia and Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah received the aircraft in Lagos. The team prayed for the continued success of the airline, which lifted a third of all passengers in the country in the first quarter of this year.

The airline, it would be recalled, took delivery of its 12th aircraft, also a B737, in February this year. The carrier is finalising arrangements for bringing in other aircraft, including B737, B777 and Embraer 145 jets, it recently acquired to increase its fleet size to 22.

While the B777 aircraft would be deployed to service the airline’s international routes, including South Africa, London, Guangzhou-China, Dubai, Mumbai and Atlanta, the B737s would strengthen the carrier’s expansion to more destinations in the West Coast of Africa, including Lome, Abidjan, Douala, Dakar and Niamey. Air Peace currently operates daily flights from its Lagos hub into and out of Accra-Ghana.

Speaking on the arrival of the new aircraft, Onyema assured that Air Peace was “committed to investing in equipment and services that make travelling more comfortable, convenient and seamless for the flying public.”

He added:
“The arrival of our newest aircraft underscores the depth of our resolve to make a huge difference in the Nigerian aviation industry. We are matching our huge expansion project with the right equipment and people to ensure the delivery of the best flight services to our valued guests.
“In a couple of weeks, more B737, B777 and Embraer 145 jets will be joining to increase our growing fleet to 22. We are ready and determined to cover more Nigerian cities with our Embraer jets. We will also deploy more B737 aircraft to strengthen our regional operations, which we started with our first flight into Accra-Ghana on February 16. We will soon launch more routes in the West Coast of Africa, including Lome, Abidjan, Douala, Dakar and Niamey. We are doing everything to give our esteemed guests the best long-haul flight experience with our B777 aircraft. With God on our side and with the support of our valued guests, we are sure of delivering a whole new experience on the London, Atlanta, Dubai, Mumbai, Guangzhou-China and South Africa routes soon.”

9 comments:

Manuel Kunmi said...

Good news

Joyous babe, Linda Ikeji FIrst Cousin said...

Nice!

kisbykay (Travelling Agency) said...

Kudos to Air Peace

Anonymous said...


BGIE Response:

Igbo residing in Northern Nigeria should, as a matter of urgency, relocate to any other part of the world, including Biafraland.

Igbo property and businesses located in Northern Nigeria, if (still) and where insurable, should be covered by commercial insurance. It is recommended that business arrangements, where possible, be put in place to mitigate total loss. Huge losses are anticipated. Accurate property and business inventory and documentation are to be kept in a safe and secure place.

Biafrans will respect and support the choice of Northerners living in Biafraland to stay in Biafraland. All Property / business ownership rights will be respected and treated according to international law and standards.

The foregoing applies to any region of Nigeria where the Igbo and other Biafrans and their properties are so threatened.

Next Steps:
Universal commitment to and support of the Self Determination efforts of Biafrans and pro-Biafra activism

Universal commitment to and activation of an effective, swift Referendum process and timetable leading to regaining of Biafraís Sovereign Independence.

Full support and total respect of the Self Determination Rights and related activities of all nations and ethnicities residing in Nigeria.

Call on the UN to stand by its Self Determination Resolution and support non-violent acts and processes in the actualization thereof.

Rationale:
We take any threats from Northern Nigeria seriously, because history and facts show that all that is needed is an excuse for Northerners to engage in pogrom, ethnic cleansing and genocide against Igbo and Biafrans. Earlier bloody events through the 40ís and 50ís are on record. The 1966 pogroms, the prelude to the Biafra War, were a gruesome show for the world to see. More blood-letting occurred in pre-Boko Haram reign just recently, tied in with Buhariís electoral losses and even win.

The reassurances of the safety and security of the Igbo by scared local Igbo leaders in the North are misplaced: in the past, such reassurances have not resulted in the safety or security of Igbo people and their properties in Northern Nigeria.

The statements and body language of OHANEZE and some Igbo elite, including Igbo governors, are those of frightened persons suffering from the Stockholm Syndrome and largely looking after their own cliqueís interest and comfort; we expect them to continue to talk about ìrestructuringî one Nigeria, which they and the rest of Nigeria already know is impossible.

There is no reason to count on any organ of the Nigerian government to protect or guarantee the security and safety of the Igbo anywhere in Nigeria at all, but most especially, in Northern Nigeria. Facts, history and experience prove that at best the Nigerian government acts as an enabler and facilitator in the destruction and elimination of Igbo and Biafra and their dispossession. (Remember Fulani Herdsmen marauders). The reality though is that the Nigerian government is actively, directly involved in killing, maiming and destruction of the Igbo and Biafra and their culture and property. (Remember the Biafra War, MASSOB and IPOB).

The UN has provided the Self Determination Resolution instrument. It is a good instrument which can be deployed for a non-violent process in its fulfilment. The UN must stand by it. We are applying this instrument.

Referendum is a known international sociopolitical procedure of conflict resolution consistent with Self Determination; this we shall apply here and now. The UN can and should support Referendum in Nigeria.



Emmanuel Enekwechi, PhD
PM, BGIE.

Vivian Reginalds said...

Linda mkn money snc 2000
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Bodunrin Folorunso said...

Rumor is that its Patience and Diezani's airline

Anonymous said...

That wouldn't surprise us Nigerians now would it?

Alfred Okpokam said...

please when are they employing new cabin crew lets know and drop my cv please

JOYCHY said...

Nonsense Air Peace..................annoyingly expensive, not even that their planes are new.

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