Air Peace, one of the nation’s leading commercial airlines, has sealed a pact with the Benue State Government to operate flights to the state capital, Makurdi.

The airline stated on Tuesday that the Makurdi flight service will cover Abuja-Makurdi-Abuja and Lagos-Makurdi-Lagos routes.

The Chief Operating Officer, Air Peace, Oluwatoyin Olajide, who gave this hint at the initiation ceremony of the agreement sealed in Abuja, said that the airline would deliver exceptional flight experience to residents of Benue and visitors travelling to and from the state.

Considering the absence of a standard airport with the capacity to accommodate bigger aircraft in the state, Olajide said the route will be serviced by an Embraer 145 jet, under Air Peace Hopper, the airline’s subsidiary and would terminate at the Nigerian Air Force Base in Makurdi.

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Terwase Obunde, assured the airline’s management of government’s full support and cooperation of the government to ensure hitch free services without delays and cancellations of flights on the route.

According to him, the government and peace-loving people of the state are grateful for having the airline accept the proposal to open the Makurdi route.