Nigerian carrier, Air Peace made history yesterday by embarking on a direct, nonstop 11 hours special chartered flight from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos to the Island country of Jamaica on December 21, 2020.
The flight which also has Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs onboard, Geoffrey Onyeama, other senior government officials, and members of the Organised Private Sector, is part of activities to commemorate 50 years of good bilateral relations between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Republic of Jamaica, according to a press release by the ministry.
According to nigerianflightdeck.com, the airline, in a remarkable show of strength, deployed one of its three Boeing 777 aircraft with registration number 5N-BVE for the historic flight, which departed at 17:00hrs conveying 132 passengers on board and has arrived Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The aircraft will fly into Montego Bay again on December 27, 2020 for the return flight the next day.
He said the flight further accentuates the airline’s capability to operate flights to any destination in the world, adding that “Air Peace has the aircraft and the requisite manpower to do this”.
Air Peace has operated international flights to multiple destinations such as China, Turkey, India, Malaysia, Israel, United Kingdom, Thailand, Indonesia and recently launched scheduled direct flights to Johannesburg, South Africa, providing respite to travelers on the Lagos-Johannesburg-Lagos route and connecting the two giant African countries at affordable fares.