Air Peace has resumed its Lagos-Asaba-Lagos operations with the addition of Abuja-Asaba-Abuja to the service, promising to offer air travellers on the route world class services.
The airline had pulled out of the route more than two years ago due to safety concerns over the Asaba airport runway.
Speaking shortly after the re-launched flight touched down at the Asaba Airport, the airline’s Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Allen Onyema, said that the airline had demonstrated over the past four years of its flight operations that it was in the airline business to make a difference.
He commended the Delta State government for ensuring that the challenges of the Asaba Airport were addressed thereby making the route once again safe for flight operations.
Onyema, who was represented by the airline’s Corporate Communications Manager, Mr Chris Iwarah, recalled: “About three years ago, we took the painful decision to suspend our flights into the Asaba Airport. It was not an easy path to go for us. But Air Peace is a place where matters bordering on safety are regarded with uncompromising discipline.
“We, therefore, had no choice than to halt our Asaba operations when audits confirmed that it was no longer safe for us to operate into the facility with our fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft. That decision brought a lot of pain to the flying public, who however showed understanding.
“Today, we are glad that all that hardship has finally come to an end. Your darling airline, Air Peace is back to you, the good people of Delta,” he enthused
In her remarks, the wife of the state governor, Edith Okowa expressed the state government’s delight over the decision of the airline to re-open the Asaba route and promised government’s support for its operations in Delta State.