An indigenous national carrier, Air Peace has made history by airlifting Indians directly from Lagos to their country for the first time.
The first direct flight from Lagos to Kochi, India was first of it’s kind as the airline operator, evacuated 312 of Indian citizens from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA).
In a statement issued on Sunday by the Chief Operating Officer Air Peace, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide, the airline expressed happiness over the evacuation flight.
She also commended the Indian government for engaging Air Peace to Airlift it’s citizenry as well.
Olajide through the statement, lauded the Federal Government of Nigerian for supporting the airline in all its special flights during the lockdown period.
She, however, buttressed that Air Peace and other government agencies ensured that all the passengers complied with established health protocols before boarding.
Moreover, the statement noted that the 10-hour non-stop flight from Lagos to Kochi was operated with a B777 aircraft with registration number 5N-BWI. It added that the flight, which was manned by 15 crew members, was expected to arrive Cochin International Airport in Kerala.
Meanwhile, the Indian authorities have celebrated the first direct flight from Nigeria.
A report from twitter account of Indians in Nigeria, @india_nigeria, stated the evacuation of its citizens on Sunday from Lagos to Kochi was first of its kind.
“Repatriation of India nationals from Nigeria began today (Sunday) with the Lagos-Kochi Air Peace flight with 312 passengers. It is the first ever Nigerian airline to fly directly to India,” the twitter account said.
Furthermore, the Indians in Nigeria lauded the Nigerian government, the Indian embassy in the country and others that made the flight achievable.
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