We’ll expand to Gombe, London – Air Peace - PUNCH
BY Juliana Ajayi
Air Peace Limited has said it will expand to Gombe State, and London with the assistance of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.
According to a statement by the airline, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, disclosed that the airline would expand to Gombe soon and also plans to deploy the new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft in West Coast and the broader African Region.
The statement said, “The airline would be opening Gombe soon and plans to deploy the brand new aircraft in West Coast and the broader African region.
“Similarly, Onyema said the airline is planning to commence the Lagos-London flight with the assistance of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, which is working on fast-tracking the process.”
According to the statement, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, identified the acquisition of a brand-new aircraft by Air Peace to be in line with the Federal Government’s roadmap for the nation’s aviation industry.
Onyema, in response to the minister’s commendation, said the acquisition of the 30 new planes would create 17,000 jobs for technical personnel in the country, in addition to the over 3,000 direct and indirect employees.
He said, “By next year, we hope to receive all the 13 planes we made firm orders for, and by the end of 2023, we intend to activate payment for another 10 of the aircraft brand, which will bring the total to 23.
“We have new routes that we have just opened, and more routes will still be explored in the coming months.”