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Air Peace inaugurates Sokoto route March 1.

Feb 24 2017
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Air Peace one of Nigeria’s domestic airlines, is to start flight operations from Lagos to Abuja/Sokoto on March 1.


Mr Chris Isaiah, its Corporate Communications Manager, announced this in a statement on Friday in Lagos.


Isaiah said that the inauguration of the route was coming days after the airline took delivery of its 12th aircraft, an 114-capacity Boeing 737-500.  Read more


Air Peace Delivers 12th Aircraft to Boost Regional Operations. Thisday Online

Nigeria’s rising domestic carrier, Air Peace has taken delivery of its 12thaircraft, a 114-capacity Boeing 737-500.


The aircraft, which landed at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos at about 2.15 pm Tuesday, was celebrated by the staff of the airline, as it is primed to extend its routes in the West and Central Africa destinations.


The airline said the arrival of the aircraft would greatly boost its expansion drive, as the carrier commenced its daily Lagos-Accra-Lagos flight operations on February 16.  Read more


Poor Management Threatens Survival of Arik Air. Thisday Online

Industry experts have expressed worries that Nigeria’s biggest carrier, Arik Air may go under in the next few months and over 3000 workers directly employed by the airline will lose their jobs; unless the airline is taken over by efficient management with international experience.


THISDAY learnt that the initial plan prior to its take-over by the Asset Management Corporation (AMCON), was that Ethiopia Airlines would run the airline and provide it with technical support by taking a percentage of the company. The East African carrier was said to have withdrawn from the deal when it learnt about the huge debts owed by the airline.


Industry experts opined that Captain Roy Ilegbodu, who is the current CEO of the airline might not have the requisite experience and international exposure to effectively management the airline with about 28 modern fleet, three international operations; over 10 regional flights and 18 domestic operations.  Read more

Last changed: Feb 24 2017 at 12:10 PM