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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 and flies to several West African destinations and the Middle East. The airline also established a subsidiary - Air Peace Hopper in 2018. [1]

Air Peace
Air Peace logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
P4 APK PEACE BIRD
Founded2013
Operating basesMurtala Muhammed International Airport
Fleet size23
Destinations20
HeadquartersIkeja, Nigeria
Key peopleAllen Onyema CEO
Websiteflyairpeace.com

DestinationsEdit

As of May 2019, Air Peace flies to the following destinations in Nigeria, the Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone and United Arab Emirates:[2]

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
Kaduna Kaduna International Airport
Kano Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport
Owerri Sam Mbakwe Airport
Port Harcourt Port Harcourt International Airport
Uyo Akwa Ibom Airport
Warri Osubi Airport
Yola Yola Airport
Senegal Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport
Sierra Leone Freetown Lungi International Airport
United Arab Emirates Sharjah Sharjah International Airport [3]

FleetEdit

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

As of August 2019, Air Peace's fleet consists of the following aircraft:[4][5][6]

Air Peace fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-300 8 148
Boeing 737-500 5 128
Boeing 737 MAX 8[7] 10 TBA
Boeing 777-200ER 1[8] 274
Boeing 777-300 2 TBA
Dornier 328-300 1 32
Embraer ERJ-145 6 50 Operated by Air Peace Hopper
Embraer E195-E2 10 TBA 10 firm orders plus 20 purchase rights[9]
Total 23 20

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.[10]
  • 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.[11]
  • 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.[12]
  • On 23 July 2019, an Air Peace Boeing 737 with 133 passengers and 6 crew landed on Lagos' runway 18R but suffered a hard touch down causing both nose wheels to separate from the nose gear strut. The aircraft skidded to a halt on the runway on main wheels and the rest of the nose gear strut. There was one minor injury. The aircraft sustained substantial damage as did the runway.[13]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/02/05/air-peace-establishes-subsidiary-to-manage-new-fleet/
  2. ^ "Nigeria's Air Peace chooses Accra for maiden int'l service". ch-aviation. 6 February 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  3. ^ https://booking.flyairpeace.com/VARS/Public/b/flightCal.aspx#cal-accordion-0-1
  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 22.
  5. ^ "Nigeria's Air Peace eyes Boeing widebodies for inc'l ops". ch-aviation. Retrieved 2017-08-29.
  6. ^ "5N-BVE Air Peace Boeing 777-200". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  7. ^ "Nigeria's Air Peace signs for 10 737 MAX 8s". Flightglobal. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  8. ^ Omotayo, Joseph (Mar 21, 2019). "Air Peace gets third Boeing 777 airplane, to expand its flight operations". www.legit.ng. Retrieved Sep 18, 2019.
  9. ^ "Air Peace orders up to 30 E195-E2s". flightglobal. 2019-04-03. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  10. ^ "Accident: Peace B733 near Enugu on Dec 14th 2018, loss of cabin pressure". avherald.com. Retrieved Sep 18, 2019.
  11. ^ "Accident: Peace B733 at Lagos on May 15th 2019, hard landing and engine pod strike". avherald.com. Retrieved Sep 18, 2019.
  12. ^ "Incident: Peace B735 at Port Harcourt on Jun 22nd 2019, runway excursion on landing". avherald.com. Retrieved Sep 18, 2019.
  13. ^ "Accident: Peace B733 at Lagos on Jul 23rd 2019, hard landing causes nose wheels to separate". avherald.com. Retrieved 2019-07-23.

Air Peace Airline, volunteered to send an aircraft on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return free of charge during xenophobia attack in South Africa

External linksEdit

  Media related to Air Peace at Wikimedia Commons