Air Peace said, yesterday, it will commence daily flights into the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The airline, which slated its maiden flight for January 18, would operate from OAS Terminal at the base with state of the art facilities.
A statement issued by the airline’s Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah, confirmed that the airline would operate from the Murtala Muhammed Airport domestic terminal (MMA2), Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja into and out of the Port Harcourt NAF Base.
The operations, he said, would be managed by the carrier’s subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper, as part of its no-city-left behind project, targeted at connecting underserved and unserved domestic and regional routes.
The Managing Director and CEO of OAS Helicopters, operators of the OAS Terminal, Captain Evarest Nnaji, said the new terminal was designed and delivered to support airplanes and helicopters for oil and gas flight operations.
“It was designed and delivered with the sensitivity and stringent standard associated with oil and gas aviation security and safety in mind, taking into account the reliability and predictability desirous of a facility that supports 24/7 high net worth operations.
Nnaji explained that Air Peace is accommodated in the facility in order to enhance the movement of oil and gas workers to and from different parts of the country to the base.
The MD/CEO also said the facility is still expanding as OAS expects to, within the next 24 months, install a state-of-the-art new generation helicopter maintenance hangar, which, according to him, has not been found anywhere else in Africa.