Leading Nigerian airline, Air Peace, is set to begin scheduled flight operations to Mumbai, India on 31st March.
In preparation for the launch, the airline has met with its travel agents.
The meeting tagged, “Travel Agents Forum for Mumbai and Upcoming Routes,” was attended by the airline’s travel agents and partners and was an opportunity for engagement on all the crucial initiatives regarding route network expansion.
The Chief Operating Officer of Air Peace, Oluwatoyin Olajide, thanked the travel agents for their support towards the growth of the brand.
Olajide, who was represented by the Head of Commercial and Business Development, Mrs Ifeoma Ekwerike, noted that the airline is embarking on an ambitious but well coordinated route expansion to ease the travel burdens of Nigerians and provide more seamless connectivity.
“We have a number of routes in the works. Mumbai is launching on March 31, 2023. Tel Aviv, Malabo, Congo Kinshasa, Lome and other regional destinations have been planned for commencement and announcements will be made once we finalise the arrangements.
“Passengers can connect Mumbai from Kano, Monrovia, Abuja, Accra, Port Harcourt and Douala through Lagos,” she stated.
On his part, Chief Pilot, Air Peace, Captain Martin Okunpolor, stated that the airline would be flying direct, nonstop to Mumbai.
“Air Peace will be deploying its wide-body, luxury Boeing 777 aircraft for the route and plans to begin with two weekly flight frequencies.
“The Indian airspace is not new to Air Peace as the airline operated special charter flights to the country during the COVID-19 period.
“Passengers will enjoy the flight experience and we have well-trained and richly experienced pilots that operate our international flights, and Mumbai will not be an exception”, Captain Okunpolor stated.
He further disclosed that the airline’s operations to Delhi would subsequently follow after the Mumbai operations have been sustained.
The airline has been on an aggressive move to expand its routes both locally, regional and international fronts.
Recently, it announced addition of Abuja-Banjul and Abuja-Dakar connections to its regional network of seven West African cities.
On local route, Air Peace has also finalising plans to launch flight operations into Maiduguri and Jos in its quest to establish strong presence in the Northeastern part of the country