Indigenous carrier, Air Peace, has conducted its inaugural direct flight from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, to the Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay in Jamaica.
The 11-hour nonstop flight which was conducted with one of the airline’s three Boeing 777 aircraft, had Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and other senior government officials on board.
A statement issued on Tuesday by the foreign ministry’s spokesman, Ferdinand Nwonye, said the direct flight was part of activities set aside to commemorate 50 years of bilateral relations between the two countries.
The spokesperson of Air Peace, Stanley Olisa, said the flight further attests to the airline’s capability to operate flights to any destination in the world, adding that the airline has the requisite aircraft and manpower to carry out the operation.
Air Peace has operated international flights to multiple destinations including China, Turkey, India, Malaysia, Israel, United Kingdom, Thailand, Indonesia, and recently launched scheduled direct flights to Johannesburg, South Africa.
The chartered flight which departed at 17:00hrs on Monday, conveying 132 passengers on board, will fly again into Montego Bay on December 27.
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