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Nigerian vibrant airline, Air Peace expands int’l routes

As part of its continental expansion drive, Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, is set to spread its wings to three more West African countries, with inaugural flights from Lagos to Freetown in Sierra Leone, Banjul in The Gambia and Dakar, Senegal on Feb 19.

In a statement in Lagos, Mr. Chris Iwarah, Communications Manager, noted that the new routes constitute the second phase of the expansion of its network on the West Coast of Africa.

However, the new date is coming after it failed the Dec. 15, 2017 inaugural flights to the three countries.

According to Iwarah, Air Peace had to wait until the Dakar strike issue was resolved before making announcement for the new date.

“We can confirm that our inaugural flights to the three destinations will now take place on Feb. 19.

“The new routes constitute the second phase of the expansion of our network on the West Coast of Africa.

“This is an exciting step in fulfilling our promise to unlock the economies of the region, offer air travellers on business and leisure trips seamless connectivity as well as create jobs for the people. Iwarah said the routes would bring the airline’s network to a total of 14 destinations.

Air Peace made its first scheduled commercial flight out of Nigeria from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos into the Kotoka International Airport, Accra-Ghana on Feb. 16, 2017.

“The airline plans to operate flights to five other regional routes as well as six international destinations comprising Dubai, London, Guangzhou-China, Houston, Mumbai and South Africa soon,” he said.

Business Hilights gathered further that Air Peace recently embarked on a project to increase its fleet size to 24 aircraft, will deploy a Boeing 737 aircraft on its Freetown, Banjul and Dakar routes.