One of the leading airlines in the country; Air Peace is to resume flight operations into and out of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja beginning from Wednesday, April 19.
The decision to resume operations into the gateway airport is coming on the heels of the completion of work on the runway and reopening of the airport for flight operations on that same day.
This is just as the airline commended the Federal Government and the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika for ensuring speedy completion of the repair work on the runway of the facility.
A statement issued by the carrier’s Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah today commended air travellers for keeping faith with the airline and making a huge sacrifice to ensure repair of the bad portions of the runway of the Abuja airport.
According to him, “We are pleased to announce resumption of all our flights into and out of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport with effect from Wednesday, April 19. The Federal Government shut the facility to traffic on March 8 to enable a six-week repair of its runway and diverted all Abuja-bound flights to the Kaduna International Airport.”
“We considered the decision of the Federal Government to shut down the airport for quick repair of its runway in tandem with the high safety standards of our flight operations. At Air Peace, the safety our esteemed guests is our first rule of business. We do not compromise on that for any reason” he said.
Iwarah added that although the decision to shut the facility to traffic came with huge costs, adding that for the airline, nothing compares with safety.
In his words, “We are also aware that our numerous guests and the entire travelling public had to make a lot of sacrifice to enable the repair of the runway possible and wish to commend them for their understanding and cooperation.”
On the speedy completion of work on the runway, the carrier said, “We also wish to express our sincere gratitude to the Federal Government, the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika and the contractors for delivering on their promise to ensure completion of the repairs within schedule. The repair of the runway has further intensified our enthusiasm to deliver the best flight experience to our valued guests in a very safe atmosphere. Our Abuja schedules are live once again and we promise to give the best of air travel services as we resume our flight operations in the Federal Capital Territory.”
Recalled that the Abuja Airport runway was temporarily closed midnight on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 for six weeks for major rehabilitation work and to be reopened April 19.