By Sade Williams
All is now set for Air Peace to make its maiden flight out of Lagos into Uyo on Sunday, December 18 and out of Uyo into Lagos on Monday, December 19.
In a related development, the airline has assured air travellers that it has made adequate preparation with vendors for the supply of aviation fuel throughout the festive period and beyond to ensure hitch-free flight operations.
A statement signed by the Corporate Communications Manager of Air Peace, Mr. Chris Iwarah, said the the airline was expanding its flight operations to Uyo in response to the yearnings of Akwa Ibom people and other air travellers in the region.
The airline said the timing of its maiden flight to the State was to give air travellers on the Uyo route a dependable alternative and cater to the huge traffic to the state during the yuletide.
“On Friday, September 9, 2016, we launched our Lagos-Benin-Lagos and Abuja-Benin-Abuja flight operations to give air travellers a reliable option. The launch has not only been a huge success, but has also drastically reduced the difficulties faced by air travellers on the Benin route. However, since the launch of Air Peace Benin operations, our numerous loyal customers and other air travellers have increased their calls on us to take our spectacular flight experience to Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
“We are pleased to announce the commencement of our flight operations out of Lagos into Uyo on Sunday, December 18 and out of Uyo into Lagos on Monday, December 19. Akwa Ibom is a burgeoning economic and tourist centre in the South-South region of Nigeria. This status has led to a huge leap in the demand for air travel to and out of the state. Unfortunately, that huge demand has so far been met with mostly disappointment.
“Air Peace, therefore, felt it was time to respond to the yearnings of our numerous loyal customers and other air travellers to expand to the state. And there is no better time to do that than this yuletide when a lot of Nigerians and foreigners will be accessing Akwa Ibom for one activity or the other.
“This good news is coming at a time we have also made arrangements with aviation fuel vendors to ensure availability of the product to enable us seamlessly take air travellers to our different destinations in the country. We have been able to secure the commitment of different aviation fuel vendors, besides our regular suppliers.
“They are ready to make the product available to us because they trust us. We don’t only promptly pay our vendors, we also provide them with funds well in advance to ensure there is no excuse for non-availability of the product. The operating environment may be challenging, but Air Peace irrevocably believes that air travellers deserve on-time, safe, comfortable and affordable flight experience”, he said.