The Nigerian privatte airline, AIR Peace on Thursday night evacuated Chinese nationals to China through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos at about 2205hrs.
The airline operated the flight with its Boeing 777-300 with registration number, 5N-BWI with 301 passengers on board and 24 crew members.
The Nigerian carrier evacuated the Chinese from Lagos to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China’s most populous, commercial city.
The evacuation was arranged by the Chinese government, it took off about 10: 00 pm Nigerian time and arrived at about 1:15 pm Nigerian time on Friday.
The Boeing 777-300 Nigeria carrier also the evacuated Israelis living in Nigeria late March and has been contacted by other countries for evacuation operations.
Spokesman of the airline, Stanley Olisa confirmed the successful flight and said, Air Peace on Thursday, May 28, 2020, operated its second flight to China as “we evacuated 301 Chinese nationals back to their country. The flight departed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos at exactly 22:05hrs to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China. Countries have been contacting us to evacuate their citizens”.
Air Peace is slated to carry out more evacuation operations for other nationals living in Nigeria, as the airline and other domestic operators gear up to resume scheduled flight operations soon.
There are indications that commercial flight operations would resume early June, as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has started auditing airlines in preparation for scheduled passenger service.