LAAC Webinar: Aviation stakeholders task FAAN, NCAA on safety of passengers, airport users

Stakeholders in the Nigerian Aviation industry have tasked the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA to ensure the safety of passengers and airport users following the planned re-opening of the airports. Speaking at the recent Webinar Conference organised by the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents, LAAC with the theme: Nigerian Aviation industry: Changing times changing strategies, the stakeholders urged NCAA and FAAN to ensure appropriate spacing at airports for passengers and other users, especially during peak period. In his…

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Evacuation: Air Peace commends Israel, China, India for support

The management of Air Peace has expressed gratitude to the governments and people of Israel, China and India for contracting the airline to evacuate their citizens to their countries due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Air Peace evacuated about 210 Israelis from Nigeria to Tel-Aviv on March 29, 2020, evacuated about 301 Chinese from Lagos airport to Guangzhou, China on May 28, 2020 and also evacuated 286 Indians to Kochin from Lagos on May 31, 2020.  The Chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema said that the airline is grateful…

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Evacuation flights: House committee on aviation asks aviation authorities to deny titan airlines landing rights

The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation chaired by Honourable Nnolim Nnaji has warned that on no account should a UK based Titan Airways be granted approval to fly into the country for evacuation flight if Nigerian Airline is refused landing rights for similar flight by the United Kingdom Authorities. The committee arrived at this decision at the end of the investigative hearing Friday on the use of foreign airlines to evacuate stranded Nigerians out of the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States of America by Emirates…

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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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Air Peace evacuates 274 Israelis to Tell-Aviv

Air Peace has evacuated about 274 Israelis from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to Israel’s major city, Tel-Aviv. The flight, which airlifted 65 passengers from Lagos and 209 passengers from Abuja was operated by Air Peace Boeing 777-300 with registration number 5N-BWI. The Chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema described the flight as historical because it is the first time Nigeria and Israel would have a direct flight and expressed hope that subsequently the two countries would have scheduled…

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Air Peace to begin flight operations to Mumbai in March, Tel Aviv to follow

Air Peace is set to begin flight operations to Mumbai, India in March 2020. This is just as the airline has also concluded arrangements to commence flight operations to Tel Aviv in Israel, by taking advantage of the Bilateral Air Services Agreement, BASA between the two countries which has been dormant for some time now. This was disclosed by the managing director of Air Peace Limited, Mr. Allen Onyema over the weekend during a media parley with aviation correspondents in Lagos to say thank you to the journalists for their…

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IATA lauds Air Peace for upholding safety standards

Photo Caption: L-R: Assistant Director, Safety and Flight Operations, International Air Transport Association, IATA, Jennifer Yeates; Chairman, Air Peace Limited, Barrister Allen Onyema; Head of Account Management, West and Central Africa, IATA, Dr Samson Fatokun; and Engr. Patrick Achurefe, Quality Manager, Air Peace Limited.. during the presentation of third IATA Operational Safety Audit, IOSA, certificate to Air Peace in Lagos recently. The Head of Account Management, West and Central Africa, International Air Transport Association, IATA, Dr Samson Fatokun, has commended Air Peace, for upholding high standards of safety in its…

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Air Peace boss US Indictment – When good reputation is a defence

With news of US authorities indicting Nigerian businessman, Allen Onyema hitting the media last week, people reacted spontaneously. Each person was quick to take sides, for or against, but as they say, after the rain comes the sunshine! For Onyema and those rallying round him, it was a case of when it rains, it pours. However, professionals, eminent personalities, sociocultural groups, human rights activists are now the voices left, dissecting the issues, devoid of emotions. And the central theme, irrespective of leaning, is that an allegation is not and cannot…

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Alleged bank fraud, money laundering in US: Air Peace boss denies allegations, looks forward to rebut allegations in Court

The chairman of Air Peace Airline Limited, Chief Allen Onyema and the airline’s executive director, Mrs Ejiro Eghagha have denied the allegations of bank fraud and money laundering levelled against them in the United States of America. Onyema in a statement signed on his behalf by A.O. Alegeh & Co., Legal Practitioners & Notaries Public strongly denies the allegation. Air Peace boss stated that he will vigorously defend himself against the allegations made against him by the US Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia in relation to purchase of Aircraft, Aircraft spares…

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Air Peace takes delivery of B737-800 New Generation aircraft

Air Peace has taken delivery of B737-800NG aircraft to help sustain its expansion, domestic and regional operations. The aircraft arrived the Murtala Mohammed International Airport at about 20.00hrs yesterday (Thursday) from Europe. Disclosing this to newsmen yesterday, corporate communications executive of the airline, Mr. Stanley Olisa, stated that the new arrival is a 160 seater aircraft comprising 16 Business Class seats and 144 economy class seats. He said, “we are very glad to announce the acquisition of another aircraft, which is a 160-seater B737-800 New Generation aircraft”.  Olisa reiterated the resolve…

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