Air Peace, the leading airline in Nigeria has said that the airline is on a mission to easing air travel and bridging the connectivity gap among West African countries.
The airline said this in an address by the Safety Manager, Air Peace, Capt. Godfrey Ogbogu at a ceremony marking the airline’s maiden flight into Lome, the Togolese capital today.
“Today, Air Peace is connecting another city in West Africa. In March 2022, we launched Niamey in Niger Republic. Now, we’re expanding further with the commencement of flights into Lome, Togo. It suffices to say we’re on a mission to easing air travel and bridging the connectivity gap among West African countries, and we’re quite delighted that Togo is joining our route network, making it eight regional routes in less than nine years since inception,” he said.
Togo and Nigeria, the Safety Manager currently have strong socio-economic ties and that both countries have collaborated on significant fronts.
He pointed out that the commencement of flight operations by Air Peace into Lome has given credence to these ties and will foster commercial cooperation as well as deepen bilateral ties between both countries.
Ogbogu said that Nigerians come to Togo for business and other purposes and that the launch of this connectivity adds fillip to this economic exchange between both countries and also advances development.
“We are reputed for our no-city-left-behind initiative and this is not just for domestic operations. Our no-city-left-behind drive extends to the West Coast, as we’re poised to continually interconnect key cities in the sub-region, making it easy for Africans to maximise the payoffs of air travel for the collective development of all the nations. In keeping with this corporate ambition, we are launching, very soon, flight operations into Cotonou in Benin Republic, Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire, Congo Kinshasa and Malabo in Equatorial Guinea. Before the end of 2023, some of these routes will have been launched, because they’re already in the works,” he said.
Air Peace, he assured, will continue to provide best-in-class flight services, driven by a customer-first orientation and hinged on strict adherence to established safety standards.
He hinted that the airline is also modernising and increasing its fleet, especially with the brand new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft, to continue to give its customers unrivaled experience on board- whether domestic, regional or international.
Presently, he said Air Peace boasts of 20 domestic routes, eight regional and five international destinations, including Israel, India and China, adding that there are plans to launch in the future Houston-USA and London.
In his words, “We’re constantly reviewing our route network in line with the travel needs of the flying public.”
He commended the Togolese authorities, its partners here and the Nigerian Government for making the launch possible, promising to work jointly with all the relevant aviation stakeholders to ensure this new route produces the desired outcomes for all.