The arrival of Air Peace, marked the first non-stop flight to the island from Nigeria and is aimed at exploring the possibility of direct round-trip commercial airlift between the two destinations.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith was on hand to greet Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama.
Air Peace, one of Nigeria’s leading airlines, on December 21, left on a nonstop 11-hour flight from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, to the Caribbean island.
It was a special charter flight which indicated the airline’s capability to operate flights to any destination in the world, said a spokesperson for the African airline.
He said that the aircraft would fly into Montego Bay again on December. 27, for the return flight a day later, adding: “Air Peace has the aircraft and the requisite manpower to do this.
“Air Peace has operated international flights to multiple destinations such as China, Turkey, India, Malaysia, Israel, United Kingdom, Thailand, Indonesia.
“Air Peace also recently launched scheduled direct flights to Johannesburg, South Africa, providing respite to travelers on the Lagos-Johannesburg-Lagos route and connecting the two giant African countries at affordable fares.”