Nigerian carrier, Air Peace continues to wax strong in the face of the current pandemic crisis and other challenges, as the airline has been operating repatriation flights. The carrier yesterday operated a maiden flight to London and evacuated 327 Nigerians.
According to Stanley Olisa, Air Peace spokesperson, “the flight is a demonstration of the capacity of the airline to fly to any destination across the globe.”
The evacuation flight was operated with the airline’s Boeing 777, with registration number 5N-BWI. It departed Heathrow Airport London earlier yesterday and arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 20:41hrs, Nigerian time. After disembarking some passengers in Abuja, the aircraft proceeded to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport ,
Stanley Olisa, expressed gratitude to the Federal Government, especially the Nigerian Embassy in London, for choosing Air Peace to conduct the flight. He added that the flight was significant to the airline as it gave the airline an opportunity to further show its capability for long-haul flights.
“We’re delighted to have operated this flight. It unmistakably shows that Air Peace can fly to any where in the world, given the required support of the government.”
Air Peace has been operating series of ‘special flights’ to and from different countries, including China, Turkey, India, Israel and South Africa.