Nigeria’s leading carrier, Air Peace recently boosted its regional operations with the introduction of night flights out of Lagos, Accra, Banjul, and Dakar.
A statement signed by the carrier’s Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah quoted the Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide as saying that the new flights were part of the airline’s strategy to make air travel on the West Coast of Africa seamless and more beneficial.
Olajide described that night flights, which commenced from the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos on Sunday, as a relief for business and leisure travelers on the West Coast looking to utilize their trips to transact their business unrushed.
According to her, “We keep reviewing our regional operations in line with our promise to provide seamless, on-time and comfortable flight services. Whatever the travel needs of our esteemed guests, we want to be able to provide a service that fits their plans. We have been operating on the West Coast of Africa for more than a year and a half. One thing we have come to realize is that a lot of persons like to travel at night and get to their destinations on time to do their transactions in a calm, unhurried and fruitful manner. This is the interest we are catering to with the introduction of night flights. We want our valued guests to arrive at their destinations, go about their business as they wish and still have enough time to prepare for their return trips.”
“This is just the beginning of the new innovations and win-win travel options we are bringing to air travel on the West Coast of Africa. We value our guests and are always ready to make our flight schedules and timings as comfortable as possible for them”, she added.
Speaking on the development, a passenger on the night flight from Dakar to Lagos, Nchang Damarisambem said the option met her desire to arrive Lagos on time and continue her onward journey to Calabar for her transaction.
The flight, she said, was a pleasant experience. She pleaded with Air Peace to extend its operations to Yaounde, Cameroun, her country to give the people an opportunity of experiencing its spectacular flight services.
Another passenger on the Dakar-Lagos flight, Turay Fatmataba said she preferred the night option for long-distance travel. She said the night flight was an easier option for her to get to Freetown, her final destination.
In another development, Air Peace again secures IOSA renewal certificate pledges to sustain safety standards
Nigeria’s leading carrier, Air Peace has again passed the rigorous International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).
This is just as the award-winning Fastest Growing airline in the country pledged to sustain the high standards of its flight operations.
Recalled that the airline set a record when it secured its initial IOSA certificate barely two years into its operations and was admitted as a member of the global aviation body.
The Area Manager (South West Africa) of IATA, Dr. Samson Fatokun presented the IOSA renewal certificate to the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema at the carrier’s corporate headquarters in Lagos at the weekend.
Fatokun described the fresh exercise as much tougher than the first audit exercise the airline’s operations were subjected to
He congratulated Air Peace for passing the tough test, urging the carrier’s management to remain uncompromising in ensuring the safety of its flight operations.
Receiving the certificate, Onyema commended IATA for insisting on strict safety requirements for flight operations, assuring that the carrier would continue to raise the bar of service in the aviation industry.
Air Peace, he said, was ready to receive guidance from IATA to ensure its operations always accorded with global best practices and standards.
Onyema confirmed that important aviation and corporate players across the world were amazed at the huge growth of Air Peace, which recently increased its fleet size to 24 aircraft to cater to the expansion of its domestic operations from 12 routes, regional flights to more West Coast cities besides Accra, Freetown, Banjul and Dakar as well as launch of its long-haul flights to London, Dubai, Sharjah, Guangzhou-China, Mumbai and South Africa.
Air Peace said that it has concluded plans to launch its flights to Makurdi, Warri, Nigerian Air Force Base in Port Harcourt, Kaduna, and Monrovia and restart its Asaba and Sokoto services under its subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper.
West Africa’s leading carrier, Air Peace has signed a multi-year aircraft spare parts deal with aircraft manufacturer; Embraer.
The deal further demonstrates the premium it places on safety and maintenance of its fleet.
The airline, who confirmed the business deal in a statement, stated that it would cover more than 250 components for the six Embraer 145 jets it recently added to its fast-growing fleet in line with its drive to connect un-serviced and under-serviced domestic and regional routes under its subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper.
According to the airline, the deal was unveiled at the ongoing MRO Europe 2018 summit in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Air Peace currently has the biggest fleet of Embraer 145 jets on the West Coast of Africa.
Air Peace Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide described the deal as a guarantee of “efficiency and competitive results”. According to her, “The Pool and EPEP+ Programs are natural fit and the best options as they offer sensible, cost effective and practical parts solution to our business, guaranteeing efficiency and competitive results. We recognise very good performance of Embraer’s services and support.”
She stated that the agreement would make spares readily available for the airline’s maintenance needs, heavily cut down the time spent on maintenance and increase the number of serviceable aircraft available to operate the airline’s flight schedules.
On his part, Embraer Vice President, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Commercial Aviation, Mr. John Linn said, “We are humbled to have Air Peace as our customer in Africa, further reinforcing Embraer’s commitment to customers in the region with TechCare portfolio of solutions. Embraer’s Pool Program leverages increased competitiveness providing repairable solutions through reduced lead times and costs.”