Accra, Feb. 17 – Air Peace yesterday made its first flight from Lagos to Accra, flying in a Boeing 737- 500 to the Kotoka International Airport.
The flight was met on arrival by Mrs. Adekundi Sonaike-Ayodeji, High Commissioner of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Ghana, officials of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), and representatives of Ghana Airports Company Limited.
The Nigeria-based airline will operate seven flights a week between Accra and Lagos.
At an inaugural ceremony, Mr. Eric Mireku Amaning, a representative of the Director-General of GCAA, said the regulator was pleased to welcome Air Peace to Ghana.
“The GCAA will not compromise on its safety standards and will ensure that all aircraft operating in the country abide by the rules and regulations of the organisation,” he said.
Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide, Chief Operating Officer of the airline, said the start of operations in Accra would guide the airline’s plan to expand into other regional and international routes.
“We chose Ghana because we believe Ghana is a gateway to Africa, which has a lot of potential. We believe strongly in the people of Ghana, and we believe that commencing from Ghana and eventually making it a hub for us will be a big reality,” she said.
“We promise not to lower the high standards we have been known for since we started operations. We are in Ghana to offer nothing but the best air travel experience and treat our customers with the greatest respect.”
In her address, Mrs. Sonaike-Ayodeji said she was confident that the operations of Air Peace would deepen trade and bilateral relations between Ghana and Nigeria.
Founded in 2014, the airline currently operates from its base in Lagos to seven major cities across Nigeria.