Air Peace flights on the Lagos-Kano-Abuja-Kano route will boost intra-country connectivity, its Chairman, Allen Onyema, has said.
Onyema spoke during AirPeace’s inaugural flight on the Lagos-Kano-Abuja-Kano route.
He said the carrier had fulfilled its promise to link all parts of the country to boost economic activities.
Onyema said the nightmares caused by delays and flight cancellation on the route would be over, as Air Peace would up the ante with the new service.
He said the flight was an achievement in the airline’s vision to unite Nigeria through air travel and lift the economy through trade facilitation and job creation.
“This historic event accords with our strategy to expand our operation in the North and connect other unserved or underserved cities of the nation. Kano has long been recognised as the economic capital of the Northern Nigeria. We are, therefore, hopeful that the extension of our flight services to the state will greatly and positively impact on the economy of the region,” Onyema said.
Besides the launch of the Kano route, the airline has also added Yola and flights on the West African Coast in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Banjul, Gambia and Dakar in Senegal.
He said last year, the airline expanded its fleet to 24 airplanes.
The airline, he said, is positioned to transform air travel experience in Nigeria,West Africa sub-region and beyond.
He said: “We are reputed for our time performance and uncompromising stand on matters of safety. We promise to leverage the experience of our skilled staff and excellent business model to end the era of delays on the Lagos–Kano-Lagos and Kano-Abuja-Kano routes.”
He appealed for patronage and support as the airline operate twice daily from Lagos into Kano and back, once from Kano into Abuja and back and try to deliver new experience for travellers on the Kano route.
“We are determined to forge a mutually beneficial relationship with the good people and residents of Kano and its neighbouring states,” Onyema assured.
Emir of Kano Alhaji Lamido Sanusi Lamido, represented by Jakadan Hausa Alhaji Ibrahim Sambo assured the airline of the the Kano Emirate’s continued support for it to succeed on the Lagos–Kano route.
He advised the airline not to delay its passengers and ensure it sustains the operation with good service.
He said Kano people were happy that Air Peace has found the city worthy to fly into.
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