Air Peace Resumes Makurdi Flight, Eyes Second Destination In India

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Air Peace has announced that the airline will resume its flight operation in Makurdi, Benue State, two years after suspending the operation.

The international airline had began air travel to Makurdi airport from Lagos and Abuja on December 7 2020, but a few weeks after, it suspended flights into the state. 

Prime Business Africa gathered that Air Peace has begun selling tickets, as the airline operator resumed its 3 weekly flights from Lagos and Abuja. 

The airline said it resumed operation in Makurdi due to popular demand: “By popular demand, we’re back in Makurdi with 3 weekly flights from Lagos & Abuja.” 

This will increase the routes operated by Air Peace which conducts air travel to 20 domestic routes. The airline also patronizes seven regional routes and four international destinations. 

It has also added Mumbai airport to its India route. Also, on the list of destinations are London, China, The Gambia, Senegal and many more. Air Peace is also looking to expand its routes to Maiduguri and Jos.

Air Peace’s spokesperson, Stanley Olisa, had previously stated that: “These new connections and planned routes are a further testament to our determination to continually interconnect Nigeria, giving Nigerians more network options and seamless connectivity. Also, Mumbai, Tel Aviv, Malabo and Congo Kinshasa are in the works.” 

The India operation is expected to further expand, from Kochi to Mumbai to Delhi. According to the Chief Operating Officer of the firm, Oluwatoyin Olajide, “The Mumbai route is our fourth international destination and is strongly indicative of our unwavering commitment to continually expand our route network to meet the evolving travel needs of not only the Nigerian market but also the West African sub-region.

“On May 31, 2020, Air Peace became the first ever Nigerian airline to operate the first direct flight from Nigeria to Kochi, India, airlifting 312 Indian citizens. In the same year and early 2021, we operated more than six evacuation flights afterwards, showing our strength and familiarisation with the Indian airspace.  

“Our Mumbai service is direct, meaning no stopovers. So, you’re saving time, money and avoiding stopover stress. Also, we’re offering a launch fare of ₦450,000. That’s unbeatable, especially considering that we’re deploying our comfy Boeing 777 aircraft, offering passengers best-in-class hospitality,” she said.


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