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Coronavirus: Air Peace grounds entire fleet for 23 days, suspends all flights starting Friday

Coronavirus: Air Peace Grounds Entire Fleet For 23 Days, Suspends All Flights Starting Friday

Nigeria’s biggest carrier, Air Peace has announced the suspension of all its flight service. In a statement signed by its Chief Operating Officer, Mrs Toyin Olajide, Air Peace said:

“It is with a great sense of responsibility that we have decided, in the best interest of our nation, our passengers and workforce, to suspend scheduled flight operations for 23 days effective 23.00hrs on Friday, March 27, 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This difficult decision was reached in order to, not only, support the efforts of the Federal Government and other stakeholders in curbing the spread of this virus in our nation but also to protect our teeming passengers and our staff from becoming victims of the pandemic



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The airline revealed that passengers’ traffic in the last three weeks had slumped drastically as a result of this pandemic, “so it is therefore very unwise to continue raking up avoidable costs that the airline could ill afford.

“Continuation of flight operations in the present circumstances we find ourselves as airlines could lead to the total collapse of any airline hence, the need to quickly stem the rising financial burden and costs of operations.

“While the suspension is on, we are, however, willing to do special flights both for the government and our people. Normal scheduled flight operations shall resume on April 20, 2020. We regret any inconvenience this decision may have caused our teeming passengers,”





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Ifeanyi

Mar 25, 2020

A step in the right direction. Others should please follow.

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