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Air Peace (www.flyairpeace.com), or Peace Airline, as it is sometimes erroneously searched for, is a Nigerian carrier offering passenger and charter services to major cities and hubs in the country. The airline, which was newly founded in 2013, is openly focused on world-class airline safety and passenger services. Air Peace is considered a leading low cost air services provider in Nigeria and operates from one main hub; Murtala Muhammad International Airport.
Loyal customers of Air Peace are rewarded with Peace Miles, which offer travellers the opportunity to earn miles that can be used for future travel.
The History of Air Peace
Air Peace is 100% privately owned by Allen Onyema. A well-known Barrister in Nigeria, Onyema has been successful in business, real estate and law practice since 1992. Allen’s focus has been on catering to the growing and demanding domestic travel market in Nigeria. At the same time his vision was to create employment opportunities for Nigerians, thereby contributing to the well being of his people.
In the 2 years that Air Peace has been in operation, the media have circulated controversial articles questioning the true ownership of the airline. Many believed that the First Lady, Her Excellency, Dame Patience Jonathan with Allen as a front, in fact owned Air Peace. These rumours have since been proven untrue. In sending their Nigerian pilots to CAE, UK for evaluation and assessment, prior to employment, and a short list of Nigerian Graduate Engineers abroad for aircraft maintenance training, Air Peace has demonstrated its commitment to social and economic upliftment.
Air Peace comprises a fleet of 7 aircraft that includes three Dornier 328 jets and four Boeing 737-500SPs. All of the aircraft are equipped with Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS 220), which is geared towards safety by providing: flight tracking, the automated engine data collection for real time trending, fuel management and satellite voice communications.
Air Peace Baggage Allowance and Limitations
Air Peace offers various baggage allowances for passengers:
- Business class passengers – a maximum of 40kg
- Economy class passengers – a maximum of 25kg
- Infants are allowed 10kg
- Excess baggage at an additional charge per kilo.
Maximum cabin baggage weight is 6kg, with pieces not exceeding 45cm x 33cm x 20cm.
Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, Air Peace is a domestic operator that flies to Abuja, Asaba, Enugu, Kebbi, Lagos, Owerri and Port Harcourt.
Check-in Options and Procedures
Passengers are expected to be at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure. All check-in facilities are closed 30 minutes prior to departure. Those wishing to avoid queues can make use of the online check-in feature, which is available 48 hours prior to departure and closes 2 hours prior to the scheduled flight time.
The in-flight experience
The courteous and professional cabin crew on board Air Peace is focused on safety. Prior to take off passengers are comfortably seated and presented with the comprehensive safety instructions, with refreshments and beverages on offer once cruising altitude is reached.
Partnerships/Code Share Agreements
Air Peace is currently signed into a maintenance partnership with BCT Aviation Maintenance Company in the UK. Allen Onyema, the airline Chairman, states that one of the reasons for this partnership is to prove just how serious Air Peace is about safety and the maintenance of its aircrafts.
Air Peace in the news
In June 2015, Allen Onyema, Air Peace Chairman, spoke out against negative media regarding an Aero Airlines incident. The incident involved the redirecting of a flight due to depressurization. Onyema publicly stated that the media had misconstrued the events that transpired and such reporting / media could lead to a phobia in the minds of the flying public. Such fear could affect safety procedures going forward.
Air Peace Contact Details
Air Peace (NOT Peace Air, as it is sometimes searched for on Google), can be contacted at the below details:
- Head Office: 25, Sobo Arobiodu Street, GRA Ikeja
Abuja Office: Transcorp Hilton Branch, Maitama, Abuja, FCT.
Owerri Office: Fullmoon Hotel, Akanchawa Road, New Owerri, Owerri.
Port Harcourt Office: 55B, Old Aba Road, Behind SHANDEES Rumuobiakani, Port Harcourt.
- Tel: Head Office (08:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday) +234-814-040-9808
- Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For reservations and ticket bookings, call:
- Email: email@example.com
- Peace Air website: www.flyairpeace.com (NOT at www.peaceair.com. www.airpeace.com or www.peaceairline.com).