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Expatriate Pilots’ Work Permit Disrupts Air Peace Flights

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Leading Nigerian airline, Air Peace, has apologised to customers over delays in scheduled flights encountered in the past couple of days.

The airline in a statement released on Tuesday, said disruption of flight schedules was largely due to delays in renewing work permit/visas for many of its expatriate Pilots and unscheduled aircraft maintenance.

It thanked the Nigerian Immigration Service for their prompt intervention which led to the visas being successfully granted.

The airline disclosed that the pilots have started returning from their countries and assured that normalcy would return within the next 72 hours.

The statement reads: “We apologise to our esteemed customers who have experienced delays in their well-planned flights these past couple of days.

“The disruption of these flights were as a result of unscheduled aircraft  maintenance and largely by delays in renewing work permit/visas for many of our expatriate pilots which have led to a chain of delays and cancellations across our local flight operations.

“We thank the Nigerian Immigration Service for their swift intervention and cooperation as the visas have now been granted. The pilots have started returning from their countries from today.

“Normalcy is assured within the next 72 hours.

“While we regret the inconveniences caused, be assured that we are doing everything possible to minimise the effect of these disruptions.

“Air Peace is committed to safety and will never compromised established standards.”

READ ALSO: Air Peace Makes History, Begins Direct Flight Operations To Mumbai 

Recall that Air Peace made history on Friday, 31st March 2023, being the first Nigerian airline to  successfully launch flight operations to Mumbai in India as part of its international route expansion.

The airline’s management said it is starting with two weekly flight frequencies to Mumbai with plans to begin Delhi operations as soon as the Mumbai service garners significant momentum.


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