Air Peace operates maiden flight to London, evacuate 327 Nigerians

Nigeria’s leading airline, Air Peace, has again demonstrated its vibrancy and capacity to fly to any destination across the globe, as the airline, on June 28, 2020, evacuated 327 Nigerians from London.  The aircraft, a Boeing 777, with registration number 5N-BWI, departed Heathrow Airport London earlier today and arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 20:41hrs, Nigerian time. After disembarking some passengers in Abuja, the aircraft will proceed to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos. While commenting on the flight, Air Peace Spokesperson, Stanley Olisa, expressed gratitude to the…

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Air Peace flies from Lagos to Abuja, P/H in shakedown flight ahead of resumption

As the resumption of domestic flight operations is drawing near, Nigeria’s leading airline, Air Peace, on Wednesday June 24, 2020, in a show of strength and readiness to resume operations, littered the Nigerian airspace with several of its fleets of aircraft in shakedown flights. It should be recalled that the airline has a mixed fleet of 25 aircraft which includes three wide body aircraft, the Boeing 777s. All the aircraft took to the skies flying to Abuja, Port Harcourt and back to Lagos without passengers These flights were aimed at…

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India celebrates first direct flight from Nigeria as Air Peace airlifts 312 passengers to Kochin

The government of India celebrated the first direct flight from Nigeria when the nation’s major carrier, Air Peace, airlifted 312 if its citizens from the Murtala Muhammd International Airport (MMIA), Lagos to Kochin.  According to the verified twitter account of Indians in Nigeria, @india_nigeria, the “repatriation of India nationals from Nigeria began today (Sunday) with the Lagos-Kochin Air Peace flight with 312 passengers. It is the first ever Nigerian airline to fly directly to India.”  The Indians in Nigeria commended the Nigerian government, the Indian embassy in Nigeria and others…

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Air Peace evacuates 301 Chinese from Nigeria

Nigeria major carrier, Air Peace on Thursday evacuated 301 Chinese from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China’s most populous, commercial city. The evacuation which was arranged by the Chinese government took off about 10: 00 pm Nigerian time and arrived at about 1:15 pm Nigerian time on Friday. The Nigeria carrier was also the airline that evacuated Israelis living in Nigeria late March and has been contacted by other countries for evacuation operations. Spokesman of the airline, Stanley Olisa confirmed the successful flight…

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Canadian evacuation: Hon Nnaji rejects use of Ethiopian Airlines

The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji has warned that any attempt to use foreign airline to evacuate stranded Nigerians from Canada would not be condoned by the House. Honourable Nnaji who was reacting to the persistent refusal of the Canadian Authorities to grant Air Peace airline landing rights for the evacuation of stranded Nigerians in Canada said the position of the House of Representatives was very clear on the issue of evacuation flights. He explained that the House in adopting the motion on the use…

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ART expresses displeasure on botched Air Peace evacuation from Canada

The Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ART) has expressed displeasure on the botched Air Peace evacuation mission to airlift stranded Nigerians from Canada due to the prevalent global lockdown caused by the Corona Virus pandemic. The ART in a statement signed by Mr. Olumide Ohunayo rejected in totality the nebulous safety concerns conveyed by the government of Canada. According to Ohunayo: “ART views this action not only as an unfriendly act but an unwarranted discriminatory and anti- competition acts bordering on avoidable aeropolitics. The demand of our common humanity at…

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Canadian High Commission accused of responsible for delays in evacuation of Nigerians

It has been confirmed that the Canadian High Commission is responsible for the delay of the evacuation of Nigerians from the North American country by deferring Air Peace flight right and positioning Ethiopian Airlines to operate the airlift at a higher fare. The federal government last week designated the Nigerian carrier, Air Peace to conduct evacuation flight to bring Nigerians who are stranded in Canada with the flight plan to airlift passengers from Toronto and Cagliari back to the country. But informed source from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed…

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I am not interested in politics, my humanitarian gestures is to give back to society – Air Peace boss

The Chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema has said that he is not interested in politics, insisting that he is a businessman and does not have any political ambition.   He reiterated that his humanitarian gestures stem from his desire to give back to the society as his own contribution to humanity and not a fillip to aspire to any political office.  Onyema made this known on Sunday while reacting to an online poster by a group known as United People of Nigeria Initiative (UPNI) endorsing him…

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Flight to China: Air Peace denies its crew absconded from quarantine facility

The management of Air Peace has denied that three members of its flight crew have absconded from the quarantine facility provided by the Lagos state government and has denounced the report that indicated so.  Air Peace refers to its flight that airlifted medical supplies and Chinese medical personnel, operated by Boeing B777-200 ER (P4 5-NBVE), which arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on April 8, 2020.  According to the Chief Operating Officer of Air Peace, Mrs. Toyin Olajide, all the crew that operated the flight, which include six pilots, eight…

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Air Peace delivers second batch of FG’s medical supplies, Chinese medical personnel

The federal government has taken delivery of the second batch of medical supplies and personnel from China in the vigorous fight against the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic. Nigeria’s biggest carrier, Air Peace delivered the supplies on Wednesday after a historical non-stop flight to Chinese capital, Beijing.  The flight was operated by the airline’s Boeing B777-200 ER (P4 5-NBVE) in a non-stop 14 hours service, which landed in Beijing, China at 14:18 pm local time on Tuesday and arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Wednesday after 15 hours non-stop flight, touching down…

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