By: Kelvin Osa-Okunbor | The Nation|
AIR Peace plans to kick off flights from Lagos and Abuja to Roberts International Airport, Monrovia, and from Abuja to Kotoka International Airport, Accra from August 6.
The development is coming days after the airline renewed its International Air Transport Association Operation Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate.
The certificate was received by the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Allen Onyema.
In a statement, the airline’s Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah, said the new routes were part of the third phase of the carrier’s network expansion on the West Coast of Africa.
Air Peace launched its first regional flight out of Lagos to Accra on February 16, last year.
Last February 19, the airline added Freetown (Sierra Leone), Banjul (The Gambia) and Dakar (Senegal) to its route map.
The new routes, Iwarah confirmed, will also connect Accra and Monrovia. The carrier added that many domestic routes, including Makurdi, Warri, Port Harcourt NAF Base and Kaduna, would soon join its network under its no-city-left-behind project. Air Peace also confirmed that it would soon reopen its Asaba and Sokoto operations.
Iwarah said: “We are pleased to announce that Monrovia, Liberia and Abuja-Accra will be joining our route network on Monday, August 6, 2018. We will also be inaugurating our Abuja-Accra service, besides connecting Accra and Monrovia on the same date. This is our way of expressing our sincere gratitude to members of the flying public who have continued to support and endorse the Air Peace brand. The launch of the new services will afford air travellers on the Lagos-Monrovia, Abuja-Monrovia, Accra-Monrovia and Abuja-Accra routes the option of a truly efficient, customer-centric and exceptional alternative.
“Since the launch of the first and second phases of our regional flight operations to Accra (Ghana), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Banjul (The Gambia) as well as Dakar (Senegal) on February 16, 2017 and February 19, 2018, we have received pieces of positive feedback confirming how our operations have transformed air travel and eliminated the challenges of connectivity on the West Cost of Africa. “
We are determined to offer our valued guests an even greater experience in safe, on-time and efficient flight services. The inauguration of our Monrovia routes would bring our regional network to five important destinations. Lome, Abidjan, Niamey, Douala, among other cities, will also come on board soon.