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Air Peace To Begin Commercial Flight Operations In South Africa

South Africa grants Air Peace permission to operate daily flights.

Funsho Akinwale

The request made by the airline of the moment, Air Peace, to commence commercial flights to Johannesburg, South Africa, has been granted by the former apartheid enclave.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through its spokesman, Ferdinand Nwoye, confirmed the news on Monday.

Nwoye said the airline’s request was granted after the level of implementation of the Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) between Nigeria and South Africa was ascertained.

The Chairman of the airline, Chief Allen Onyeama, has also affirmed the new deal, saying that Air Peace would commence operations as soon as possible to promote air travel between Nigeria and South Africa.

The airline gained more prominence across the continent after it offered free evacuation to over 800 stranded Nigerians trapped in South Africa during the xenophobic attacks.