Air Peace has evacuated 300 Nigerians from Asian countries through its two B777 aircraft, 5N-BWI and 5N-BVE.
Air Peace said both flights returned safely to Abuja and Lagos Saturday night, evacuating over 300 stranded Nigerians from Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia in one flight, while the second flight brought in some stranded Nigerians in India and over 200 Indians working in Nigeria.
The airline also explained that the stranded Nigerians from Malaysia and Thailand who had lost hope of being evacuated, commended Air Peace for coming to their rescue at an affordable fare, noting that no airline in the world would have airlifted them at that fare.
The excited passengers were full of praises for the airline and federal government for its support.
When contacted, Air Peace Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Toyin Olajide, thanked the federal government for all the support and assured that with such continued support, Air Peace and indeed, other Nigerian carriers would be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with other notable carriers in the world.
She singled out the minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika and minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama and thanked them for supporting the airline and bringing succour to Nigerians living abroad by providing them the opportunity to return home.
She said the fact that foreign governments have started using Air Peace to evacuate their nationals is an evidence of what the airline can do and other Nigerian carriers subjected to the stringent regulatory conditions by the Nigerian Civil Aviation
Authority (NCAA), adding that Air Peace is efficiently and effectively managed and could compete with other carriers globally.
Olajide also disclosed that besides bringing Nigerians back from the UK, India, China, Turkey, Kenya, Uganda, the airline has equally been contracted by governments of Israel, China, India and now Malaysia to evacuate their citizens.