Air Peace on Wednesday expanded its network into Asia with the commencement of direct flight operations between Lagos and Guangzhou. This is coming barely eight years after the airline began operations in Nigeria.
The airline noted that the newly introduced network is the first among other routes to be introduced as it said it will be launching soon into India and Israel.
Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide, the Chief Operating Officer who spoke during a ceremony before the inaugural flight in Lagos, disclosed that the airline will stop at nothing to modernize its fleet as it continues to expand its networks.
“The flying public, especially those that fly the Guangzhou route, should expect best-in-class flight experience, which is characteristic of the Air Peace brand. We’re not stopping with Guangzhou- India is next and Israel is in the works. Also planned for subsequent launch are Malabo in Equatorial Guinea and Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We will continue to grow our route network as well as modernise our fleet strategically. Air Peace currently boasts of a network of twenty domestic routes, seven regional routes and two international destinations, including Dubai and Johannesburg.”, she said.
Earlier, Olajide asserted that Air Peace has kept to its promise at the inception, to create employment for Nigerians and provide seamless air travel connections for Africans.
“Now, we can confidently assert that Air Peace has kept to this vision of providing seamless connections and expanding existing network to accommodate the evolving air travel needs of the flying public. Today, we’re officially adding the continent of Asia to our network of continents, with the commencement of initial one-weekly flight to Guangzhou-China.
“If you’ve been following the growth of Air Peace, you’ll be familiar with the fact that the Chinese airspace is not new to us, as we’ve successfully operated several evacuation/special flights to the country at different times in the past, especially in 2020, during the COVID-19 lockdown. So, we’re going into China, not as newcomers, but as an airline that is technically and operationally acclimatised with the Chinese terrain.”, she added.
The airline also appreciated the Ministry of Aviation; the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority; Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria; the Chinese government, and other stakeholders for their support.