12th August, 2021
By Yunus Yusuf
Air Peace said it has expanded its wings in the North East by launching commercial flights into Gombe State from Lagos and Abuja.
Mr Stanley Olisa, the airline’s media executive, said in a statement on Wednesday that the airline would operate three weekly flights into the state.
Olisa said Air Peace brand new E-195 aircraft with flight number P47443 from Lagos and Abuja to Gombe landed in grand style on Wednesday at the Sani Abacha International Airport.
Several government dignitaries welcomed the flight.
Governor Muhammadu Yahaya said that the state shall continue to encourage, support and partner with Air Peace as the airline provides essential services to the citizens.
Yahaya, who was represented by Manassah Jatau, the Deputy Governor of the state, assured the airline that the government and general public were ever ready to pay for services rendered by the airline at anytime as the market forces may dictate.
“Air Peace has come to the state that cherishes peace, preaches peace, practices peace and working continuously for the maintenance of peace, knowing too well that peace is the bedrock of all human ventures,” Yahaya said.
Ayodeji Adeyemi, ground operations manager, Air Peace, said the new route, being officially flagged off today, means a lot to the Air Peace family as its ambition is to interconnect various cities and zones across Nigeria with seamless flights.
He noted that its consistent route expansion is propelled by the airline’s strong resolve to close the loopholes in Nigeria’s air travel and more importantly, give the Nigerian flying public multiple network options.
He added that with this new route, Air Peace is providing more options of connectivity for the people of Gombe State.
“Air Peace is reputed for its no-city-left-behind mantra and the goal is to ease the air travel burden of Nigerians.
“Air Peace fostering unity and driving more healthy commercial relations between cities, which vastly impacts the country’s economy in positive ways.
“This explains why we’ve also extended our presence to Gombe.