Air Peace’s Lagos to Accra
Air Peace celebrated the launch of its first international flight with this fantastic cake, which was even adorned with sparklers! Flown four times weekly, Air Peace will face direct competition on the Lagos-Accra city pairing from four other carriers.
- Air Peace commenced its first international operations this week, launching a route between Lagos (LOS) and Accra (ACC). Started on 16 February, the Nigerian carrier will link the two cities with four weekly flights on its 737-500s. The 399-kilometre sector is already well served, with Africa World Airlines (28 weekly flights), Arik Air (14), Med View Airlines (seven) and RwandAir (four) already operating the airport pair. It should also be noted that Meridiana operates a weekly flight between the two airports on a triangular route from Milan Malpensa, however it does not have traffic rights on the link between the two African nations. Speaking at the launch of flights to Ghana, Oluwatoyin Olajide, COO of Air Peace, said its preference for Ghana as its first international link was influenced by the potential in the country’s aviation sector. “We chose Ghana because we believe the nation is a gateway to Africa which has a lot of potential. We believe strongly in the people of Ghana, and the airline feels that commencing flights from Ghana will lead to the potential of making it a hub for us, which we think will be a big reality in the future.” Founded in 2013, Air Peace has a fleet of eight aircraft according to ch-aviation, made-up of four 737-300s, three 737-500s and one Dornier 328. The average age of the fleet is 20 years.