The Federal Government has granted license to Air Peace, to operate international flights from, Enugu, southeast Nigeria to China and other areas. The Chairman of Air Peace Ltd., Allen Onyema disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, at Enugu State Investment Summit, which held at Okpara Square, Enugu.
He also added that the airline would soon commence flights from the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu to India, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Atlanta, USA.
“President Muhammadu Buhari in his magnanimity on March 31, 2016 approved for us the right to fly to five different countries and we decided now to make Enugu State the hub.
“We will use our airline to bring passengers from countries in West and Central Africa to Enugu and move them to China. We are going to deploy a cargo plane that will do nonstop flights to Enugu. There is no other airline in West and Central Africa that flies direct to China.”
The recognition would open a new vista in the economy of the state, noted the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, during the closing ceremony of the First Enugu Investment Summit.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who was impressed with the development said by approving the license of the airline, President Muhammadu Buhari had shown himself as having the interest of all sections of the country at heart, adding that the state would never be the same again having had a successful summit that attracted investors across the world, because…
“…we have not only showcased the vast potentials in the state, but from reactions of participants, it does appear that we have been able to provoke an unprecedented interest from investors across the world.”
Air Peace Limited was Airline Partner for the just concluded Oganiru Enugu State Investment Summit which held from April 12 – 14, 2016 at the Michael Okpara Square, Independence Layout, Enugu, themed: “Beyond Oil: Fostering Inclusive Economic Growth and Sustainable Development”.