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COVID-19: Air Peace, Arik, other domestic airlines suspend flights to boost lockdown

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In line with concerted efforts to save Nigeria from the ravaging effects of COVID-19 pandemic, all domestic airline including Air Peace, Arik Air, Dana Air, Azman and Max Air have started winding up ahead of suspending all their domestic flight services as part of efforts to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

While Air Peace, Arik Air and Azman’s suspension will become effective from midnight of Friday, March 27, Max Air will begin on Saturday, March 28. Dana said its service would be suspended from midnight of Wednesday March 25.

The Media and Communications Manager of Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa, said the airline’s suspension would be for two weeks. The Chief Operating Officer of Air Peace, Mrs Toyin Olajide, said the airline’s flight operations would be suspended for 23 days.

Recall that IATA had estimated that many African airlines would be losing humongous fortunes due to the drastic measures taken by different government domestic fight against the global pandemic.

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