From Suleiman Idris, Lagos
Leading Nigerian carrier, Air Peace said it expansion drive has received a big boost with it admission as a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The airline’s Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah said the airline achieved the feat only a few months after securing its IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate.
In a letter dated July 21, 2017, the Director General/Chief Executive Officer of IATA, Mr. Alexandre de Juniac, said the organisation was pleased to have Air Peace as its member.
The IATA boss assured Air Peace Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Allen Onyema that the global aviation body was focussed on creating the right atmosphere for safe air services.
“Our vision”, Juniac said, “is to be the force for value creation and innovation driving a safe, secure and profitable air transport industry that sustainably connects and enriches our world.”
On its part, Air Peace said its admission into the global air transport body was a heartwarming development, coming at a time it was deepening the quality of its flight services and expanding its operations to seamlessly connect more local, regional and international destinations.
The carrier assured that its membership of IATA would broaden its space to continue to deliver exceptional flight services in Nigeria, energise its drive to connect more countries in the West Coast of Africa and aid the launch of its flight operations to London, Atlanta, Dubai, Guangzhou-China, Mumbai and Johannesburg.
“It greatly delights us to be part of the reputable International Air Transport Association.As an airline irrevocably committed to excellent customer service and safe flight operations, we are ready and willing to exploit all the opportunities provided by our membership of IATA to deliver the best flight experience to our numerous guests”, Iwarah said in the statement.