Posted by Sade Williams
As part of its expansion drive, Air Peace has announced plans to launch its Kano and Yola services on February 12 and 15 respectively.
The services, the airline said, will cover Lagos-Kano-Lagos, Kano-Abuja-Kano, Lagos-Yola-Lagos and Abuja-Yola-Abuja.
The carrier had earlier fixed February 19 for commencement of its flights from Lagos to Freetown in Sierra Leone, Banjul in The Gambia and Dakar in Senegal. With the addition of Kano and Yola, the airline will be launching five new routes in February alone.
Air Peace, which also plans to start its flights to Dubai, London, Guangzhou-China, Houston, Mumbai and Johannesburg this year, said it would operate both morning and evening flights from Lagos to Kano.
A statement issued by the carrier’s Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah said the new routes were a confirmation of the seriousness of its pledge to connect many domestic, regional and international destinations this year and make air travel seamless.
“We are delighted to announce that Kano and Yola will be joining our fast-growing route network on February 12 and 15 respectively. The new routes will come on stream just days before the launch of our flights to Freetown, Banjul and Dakar.
“The huge expansion project is strategic to our vision to create dependable air connectivity and make travel experience seamless and comfortable. We are reputed for our on-time performance, uncompromising disposition to matters of safety, affordable quality service and excellent pro-customer orientation.
“These are the values we hope to bring to Kano, Yola and other routes we will be launching in the next few days. Importantly, we are not just expanding our route network, we are also massively growing our capacity in terms of equipment and human resources and positively impacting the economies of the states and countries we operate in.
“In just three years of our flight operations, we have increased our fleet to a size of 24 aircraft and provided thousands of direct and indirect jobs. We have no doubt that our entry into Kano and Yola will not only solve the challenges of air travel in the North of Nigeria, but also greatly lift the economy of the region and transform the lives of the people,” Air Peace assured.
It added: “Our 6.40am and 5pm Lagos-Kano, 10.50am and 6.50pm Kano-Lagos, 8.30am Kano-Abuja and 10.20am Abuja-Kano flights were planned to ensure that our guests travelling to the three major cities for business and other reasons are able to conclude their transactions and still return to their places of residence.”