Air Peace Begins Direct Flight To Jeddah As Emir Of Kano Lauds Airline -
NOVEMBER 06, 2023
By Abdullateef Aliyu
Air Peace has launched its sixth international destination with the commencement of scheduled flight services to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The inaugural Lagos-Kano-Jeddah operated with wide-bodied B777-200 aircraft was airborne from Kano at 23:22hrs with 231 passengers on Tuesday.
Prior to the launch of the scheduled service, Air Peace has been operating charter flights to Saudi Arabia for the airlift of Nigerian pilgrims during the Hajj and the airline was one of the carriers appointed by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria for this year’s Hajj.
But this inaugural flight officially kicked off its scheduled operations into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
This is just as the Emir of Kano, HRH Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has lauded the airline’s giant strides in the last nine years of operation.
The Chairman of Air Peace, Dr Allen Onyema, described the entry into Jeddah as ‘Another milestone recorded in the annals of Nigeria’s aviation history’, stating that Jeddah is the airline’s sixth international destination in just nine years of launching commercial flight operations.’
He noted that with the entry into Jeddah, Air Peace has increased its presence on the Asian continent.
“This is huge, not just for Air Peace but for Nigeria. We are undoubtedly exemplifying our ambition of connecting Nigeria to the world with world-class flight services. Air Peace is on a mission to easing the air travel burden for Nigerians and plugging the connectivity gaps that have hitherto existed. We are happy to be serving as a means of solidifying socio-economic ties between Nigeria and other countries of the world,” he said.
The Emir of Kano congratulated Air Peace for the Jeddah launch and lauded the airline for always blazing the trail in Nigeria’s aviation industry.
He further commended Onyema for the impact he is creating in Nigeria through Air Peace.