Air Peace Airline has commenced flights from the Murtala Muhammed Airport to the Kaduna International Airport. The airline announced that new regional routes have been added to their domestic route network. The inaugural flight was welcomed by the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris and the District Head of Kudu; Alhaji Shehu Tijani.
The chairman and CEO of Air Peace Airline Mr. Allen Onyema disclosed that the addition of new flight routes was part of a strategy to expand the northern operations and connect all cities in Nigeria. The airline noted that the turnout on the inaugural flight may spur them to deploy a bigger aircraft to improve customer service. Mr. Onyema was represented by Mr. Chris Iwarah; Air Peace Airline Corporate Communications Manager.
“We assure you that the North of Nigeria will be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the massive expansion of our route network and fleet capacity. There is no doubt that as the leading and biggest airline in Nigeria with a fleet size of 24 aircraft, we are now more positioned to transform air travel experience in Nigeria, the West Coast and beyond,” he said.
“But more importantly we are proud to use our flight services to build bridges of unity in Nigeria. We are not just achieving this by extending our flight operations across Nigeria without restriction; we are also doing so with our employment policy that does not discriminate on the grounds of religion, tribe, and creed. We are coming into the Kaduna route with a reputation for on-time performance and uncompromising stand on matters of safety,” he concluded.
The Emir of Zazzau; Alhaji Shehu Idris appreciated the efforts of Air Peace Airline to improve the transportation in Nigeria and the country as a whole. He also urged the airline to open routes directly from Kaduna to other cities in the east; “We need you to open routes from Kaduna to the East so that people will not have to go to Abuja before connecting.” The Emir was represented by the District Head of Makera, Alhaji Shehu Tijani. He promised that the airline would get all the support it needs from the Zazzau Emirates council and the people of Kaduna.