Travel may not quite be back on the cards for Nigerian travellers, mainly because of the COVID-19, and perhaps the surging brent crude prices. But that’s not stopping Nigeria’s leading airline, Air Peace, which continues to increase its network with new flights to Guangzhou, China.
The flight operated yesterday will operate once a week for now, with the airline utilizing its Boeing 777 contingent for this service.
The airline also has plans to connect Mumbai, India, with scheduled flight operations to begin later this month and a rather unexpected move from the carrier will see the airline begin flights to Israel, according to the airline’s spokesperson Stanley Olisa.
These new destinations are further testimony to the airline’s determination to connect Nigerians seamlessly to other parts of the world and deepen socio-economic ties between Nigeria and both countries.
The flights to India’s Mumbai Airport will operate twice weekly with the airline hoping to increase these frequencies subject to demand.
“Guangzhou and Mumbai are not new terrains for Air Peace as we have operated several special/evacuation flights into both cities in the past. So, we are very familiar with the airspace and plans to launch in Tel Aviv, Israel, are in top gear. This is also not a new space for us as you know, we have operated flights to and from the country.
“Air Peace is unflinchingly committed to reducing the air travel burden of Africans, and we will continue to grow our route network as well as modernise our fleet strategically. Air Peace has accomplished so much in just seven years of operation, as we now have a network of twenty domestic routes, seven regional routes and two international destinations, including Dubai and Johannesburg, which we launched in 2019 and 2020 respectively”, Olisa said earlier this month.
In line with its no-city-left-behind mantra which the airline is actively implementing, the airline has its eyes on increasing its African network, with Malabo in Equatorial Guinea and Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo the next stop.