The 320-seater Boeing 777-300 named after The Air Peace CEO’s wife “Ojochide” with mark 5N-BUU will be used to fly from Nigeria to London, Houston, Dubai, Sharjah, China, Mumbai and Johannesburg.
According to Air Peace Chief operating officer, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olajide, who represented Air peace Ceo, Allen Onyema said that two more aircraft will arrive Nigeria before the year ends. This will help them compete favourably in the international travel market and also create jobs for Nigerians.
The Boeing 777 is the second in the airline’s fleet and the first Nigeria carrier to take delivery of such aircraft type.
The date for the commencement of the international flights will be communicated soon by the airline.
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Azman Air has welcomed its 5th Air Craft as part of their bid to tap into the already saturated international routes.
According to the General Manager of the Nigeria fastest growing Airline, Suleiman Lawan revealed that the newly acquired Airbus A330 would be specifically used to flying the Kano –Jeddah route, Kano-Dubai route and Kano-China route.
The new Aircraft was welcomed yesterday with the traditional water salute at Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano in the presence of the Emir of Kano, Mohammad Sanusi, 11, Kano State Governor, Umar Abdullahi Ganduje and other big wings.
The commissioners will also learn how Dubai Government were able to turn the country’s culture into a foreign exchange earner.
Speaking in Lagos during the opening ceremony of the 13th edition of the Akwaaba Africa Travel Market on Sunday, September 10 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, He said Nigeria will soon focus on culture as a major income earner instead of oil.
“Nigeria will soon give the oil a break as the culture will now become the country’s new oil.”
“We will be taking the country’s culture commissioners to Dubai to understudy how the country was able to reposition their culture as foreign exchange earner.”
One of the Nigeria’s domestic airlines, Medview airlines has declared its readiness to resume direct flight services originating from MurtalaMuhammed International Airport Lagos to Dubai starting from July 4, 2017, to cater for many Nigerians traveling to Dubai either for holidays or business.
This was made known on Tuesday by AlhajiMuneerBankole, the Chief Executive Officer of the airline. He said that the airline had secured the necessary permit from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Dubai.
“We will be honest to tell you that, Dubai has been on the front burner for a couple of months; the rule of the game is that you need to have what it takes.
“We have submitted the details, worked around the CAA, have gotten the permit, put the employees on the ground and now we’re ready to open up the route.
Mr. Bankole further disclosed that the Med-View Lagos – Dubai services will, for now, operate twice a week – Tuesdays and Saturdays. In addition to the number of aircraft in their fleet, Medview Airlines would take delivery of two (2) more aircraft – a Boeing 777 and Boeing 737-800
The Chief Executive Officer of the Company also announced that they would increase frequency to London as well as commencing services to the Francophone countries of Cote’ de Ivoire, Guinea, and Senegal.