In a bid to to guarantee easy access to Ondo State by investors, tourists and other categories of air travellers, a Nigerian carrier, Air Peace will on August 11 begin scheduled commercial flight operations to the Akure Airport in Ondo.
This was contained in a made available to journalists by its Corporate Communications Manager, Mr Chris Iwarah in Lagos on Monday, August 7th, 2017.
Mr. Iwarah announced that the inaugural Lagos-Akure-Lagos flight would take off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja at 1p.m. and touch down at the Akure Airport at 1.40 p.m while the return flight will depart the Akure Airport at 2.10pm and land at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos at 2.50pm.
“We are delighted to announce the commencement of our Lagos-Akure-Lagos service on Aug. 11.Air Peace has been operating from our main hub in Lagos State since 2014, so the launch of the second route in the South West of Nigeria is only a natural progression.
“Air Peace is pleased to have this opportunity to add such an important destination as Akure to our local route network.
“Akure lies geographically on the tropical belt and is bordered in the north by Ekiti and Kogi; east by Edo; west by Oyo and Ogun.
“Ondo is one of Nigeria’s most exciting destinations for leisure and business travel.”
Iwarah expressed hope that the flights to Akure would open up a whole new opportunity for Air Peace guests to visit and explore the wealth of tourist attractions of the state.
He said that it would also expand the access of investors and other categories of air travellers to connect with the state.
“The new route allows for connections to additional markets from Akure, creating a more convenient trip for those wishing to visit the city and We expect that our new service will contribute to the economy of Ondo State by bringing new travellers to the area from across our route network.
“We anticipate that the launch will jump-start the effort of Akeredolu to open up the Sunshine State to massive investment engagements,” he said.
Iwarah reiterated the airline’s commitment to offering all its guests first-class service and innovation, both on board and on the ground.
Ms. Gloria Ibah of the customers service unit while speaking with MMS Plus clarified that bookings and reservations could be done via “the company’s online platform, Lagos and Akure airports and any of their offices in Ikeja or Lekki at a non-refundable rate of Ten thousand Naira (10,000)
“Also flights cannot be rescheduled unless a new payment is made and we operate 24hrs a week.
The airline has also secured approvals to operate flights to Lome, Monrovia, Abidjan, Dakar, Douala, Niamey and other West Coast countries of Africa.
In addition, the carrier has also been designated by the Federal Government to operate flights to international destinations, including Johannesburg, Atlanta, Dubai, Guangzhou-China, London and Mumbai, India.