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Air Peace is a private Nigerian airline founded in 2013 with its head office in Lagos State, Nigeria. Air Peace, which provides passenger and charter services, serves the major cities of Nigeria.

Air Peace
Air Peace logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
P4 APK PEACE BIRD
Founded2013
Operating basesMurtala Muhammed International Airport
Fleet size23
Destinations17
HeadquartersIkeja, Nigeria
Key peopleAllen Onyema CEO
Websiteflyairpeace.com

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DestinationsEdit

As of May 2019, Air Peace flies to the following destinations in Nigeria, the Gambia and Ghana:[1]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Gambia Banjul Banjul International Airport
Ghana Accra Kotoka International Airport
Liberia Monrovia Roberts International Airport
Nigeria Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
Akure Akure Airport
Asaba Asaba International Airport
Benin City Benin Airport
Calabar Margaret Ekpo International Airport
Enugu Akanu Ibiam International Airport
Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport Hub
Kano Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport
Owerri Sam Mbakwe Airport
Port Harcourt Port Harcourt International Airport
Uyo Akwa Ibom Airport
Yola Yola Airport
Senegal Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport
Sierra Leone Freetown Lungi International Airport
United Arab Emirates Sharjah Sharjah International Airport begins 5 July 2019 [2]

FleetEdit

 
An Air Peace Boeing 737-300 at Tallinn Airport in Estonia

As of April 2019, Air Peace's fleet consists of the following aircraft:[3][4][5]

Air Peace fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Capacity Notes
Boeing 737-300 8 148
Boeing 737-500 5 128
Boeing 737 MAX 8[6] 10 TBA
Boeing 777-200ER 2[7] 274
Boeing 777-300 1 TBA
Dornier 328-300 1 32
Embraer ERJ-145 6 50
Embraer E195-E2 10 TBA 10 firm orders plus 20 purchase rights[8]
Total 23 20

Safety Concerns and Cover UpsEdit

The Accident Investigation Bureau of Nigeria has publicly admonished Air Peace management for failing to report accidents and serious incidents on multiple occasions. The AIB also accused Air Peace of overwriting Cockpit Voice Recorders in order to conceal evidence. [9][10]

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On 14 December 2018, an Air Peace Boeing 737 from Lagos to Enugu with 130 passengers and 6 crew suffered a loss of cabin pressure at 31000 feet. Although the oxygen masks deployed, the crew elected to continue the flight after an emergency descent. Two passengers were subsequently treated for complications related to the decompression.[11]
  • On 15 May 2019, an Air Peace Boeing 737 from Port Harcourt to Lagos suffered a hard landing that resulted in damage to the engine pod and the landing gear. The aircraft was grounded, although no injuries were reported.[12]
  • On 22 June 2019, an Air Peace Boeing 737 with 87 passengers and 6 crew from Abuja to Port Harcourt exited the runway while landing in heavy rain and came to rest in soft mud.[13]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nigeria's Air Peace chooses Accra for maiden int'l service". ch-aviation. 6 February 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  2. ^ https://booking.flyairpeace.com/VARS/Public/b/flightCal.aspx#cal-accordion-0-1
  3. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 22. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ "Nigeria's Air Peace eyes Boeing widebodies for inc'l ops". ch-aviation. Retrieved 2017-08-29.
  5. ^ "5N-BVE Air Peace Boeing 777-200". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  6. ^ "Nigeria's Air Peace signs for 10 737 MAX 8s". Flightglobal. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  7. ^ https://www.legit.ng/amp/1228852-air-peace-receives-boeing-777-photos.html
  8. ^ "Air Peace orders up to 30 E195-E2s". flightglobal. 2019-04-03. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  9. ^ https://leadership.ng/2019/06/11/aib-frowns-at-air-peace-over-failure-to-report-incidents/
  10. ^ http://saharareporters.com/2019/06/11/air-peace-concealed-major-aircraft-incidents-us-%E2%80%93-aib
  11. ^ http://avherald.com/h?article=4c4d759d&opt=0
  12. ^ http://avherald.com/h?article=4c916624&opt=0
  13. ^ http://avherald.com/h?article=4c985b51&opt=0

External linksEdit

  Media related to Air Peace at Wikimedia Commons