Air Peace Airlines has commenced a direct, nonstop 11 hours flight from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, to the Island country of Jamaica on December 21, 2020.
The airline deployed one of its three Boeing 777 aircraft with registration number 5N-BVE for the historic flight, which departed at 17:00hrs, conveying 132 passengers on board and has arrived Montego Bay, Jamaica. The aircraft will fly into Montego Bay again on December 27, 2020 for the return flight the next day.
Disclosing this to journalists, the Spokesperson of Air Peace, Stanley Olisa stated that it was a special charter flight and was the airline’s maiden flight to the Island country. He said the flight further has increased the airline’s capability to operate flights to any destination in the world, adding that “Air Peace has the aircraft and the requisite manpower to do this”.
According to Olisa, “Air Peace has operated international flights to multiple destinations such as China, Turkey, India, Malaysia, Israel, United Kingdom, Thailand, Indonesia and recently launched scheduled direct flights to Johannesburg, South Africa, providing respite to travelers on the Lagos-Joburg-Lagos route and connecting the two giant African countries at affordable fares”.
Similarly, Air Peace has equally entered the South African market with its entrance into the route on the 17th December, 2020.