Indigenous carrier, Air Peace says it plans to resume flight operations into Banjul in The Gambia as well as Dakar in Senegal on July 23, 2021, suspended following the outbreak of the Covid-19 health pandemic.
This is also as the airline is set to launch daily flights to Gombe, in the North East region on August 9, this year.
Air Peace Spokesman, Stanley Olisa, who disclosed this in an online news release, Wednesday explained that decision to resume Banjul and Dakar operations was to provide more options for regional connectivity.
He further explained that Banjul and Dakar flight services will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
“We are glad to let the flying public know that we are reinstating our Lagos-Banjul, -Dakar flight operations to offer more regional connectivity while our daily Gombe flights from Lagos and Abuja will be launched on August 9, 2021.
“Dakar and Banjul routes will be operated with our ultramodern Embraer 195-E2 aircraft, and we shall resume more routes and increase frequencies to other destinations as we take delivery of more brand new E195-E2s as well as other aircraft undergoing maintenance abroad,” Olisa stated.
According to the Air Peace spokesman, ‘customers can now book for the resumed routes on the airline’s website- flyairpeace.com or its mobile app,’ as he restated airline’s’ resolve to continue providing peaceful, strategic and affordable connections, while observing the highest standards of safety.’
Air Peace suspended its regional routes consequent upon the outbreak of COVID-19 and the lockdown that ensued last year.
However, the airline is gradually restoring operations on the West African routes, with the first being Accra, which was restored in March, 2021.
Air Peace currently services 17 domestic routes, 5 regional routes and 2 international destinations, including Johannesburg, while it boasts of a mixed fleet of 28 aircraft, the latest being three brand new 124-seat capacity E195-E2 jets.