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Sharjah Airport receives inaugural Air Peace flight

SHARJAH, July 22, 2019

Sharjah Airport welcomed the inaugural flight of Nigeria's Air Peace airline, making it the carrier's first international airport outside Africa.

The debut flight flew from Lagos to Sharjah and was welcomed by a number of officials from the airport’s management and a delegation from Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority and Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Ali Salim Al Midfa, chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA), said: “We welcome the arrival of Nigeria’s Air Peace, which operates flights from Sharjah Airport as a hub and destination.”

Al Midfa emphasised that the airport is keen to provide the best services and facilities to Air Peace and all airlines operating from Sharjah Airport. He added: “The emirate of Sharjah is attracting a growing number of tourists and businessmen from various African destinations including Nigeria. These flights will help to position Sharjah as a centre for tourism, culture and business, attracting more tourists from Africa to Sharjah.”

Allen Onyema, Air Peace’s chairman and CEO, said: “We thank the officials of Sharjah Airport Authority and the employees at the airport for the great support they have provided to Air Peace and for facilitating all procedures necessary to start operating flights to Sharjah.”

The carrier will operate three flights per week on a Boeing 777, departing from Sharjah Airport at 8:00 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and arriving at Lagos International Airport.

Air Peace was established in 2013 to provide passenger and charter services – serving major Nigerian cities and flying to key destinations such as Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. - TradeArabia News Service




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