Air Peace airlines says it will resume flight operations at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Wednesday.
The announcement by the airline in a statement by its Corporate Communications Manager, Mr Chris Iwarah, on Monday in Lagos followed the completion of rehabilitation of the Abuja airport’s runway.
It commended travellers for keeping faith with it and by making a huge sacrifice to ensure that the repair of the bad portions of the runway of the airport was done. Also Read; Abuja Airport Runway Ready 2 Days Ahead of Deadline – FAAN Boss
Air Peace also praised the Federal Government and the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, for ensuring speedy completion of the repairs of the facility.
“We are pleased to announce resumption of all our flights into and out of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, with effect from April 19.
“The Federal Government shut the facility to traffic on March 8 to enable a six-week repair of its runway and diverted all Abuja-bound flights to the Kaduna International Airport.
“We considered the decision of the Federal Government to shut down the airport for quick repair of its runway in tandem with the high safety standards of our flight operations. Also Read; Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria Constituted Panel to Investigate Fire incident
“At Air Peace, the safety of our esteemed guests is our first rule of business. We do not compromise on that for any reason.
“Although the decision to shut the facility to traffic came with huge costs, for us, nothing compares with safety.
“We are also aware that our numerous guests and the entire travelling public had to make a lot of sacrifice to enable the repair of the runway possible and wish to commend them for their understanding and cooperation,” it said.
It added that the repair of the runway “has further intensified our enthusiasm to deliver the best flight experience to our valued guests in a very safe atmosphere.
“Our Abuja schedules are alive once again and we promise to give the best of air travel services as we resume our flight operations in the Federal Capital Territory.” (NAN)