A Nigerian envoy has on today announced Bilateral Air Services Agreement, BASA with the United Arab Emirates UAE recognising Air Peace as Nigeria’s flag carrier on the lucrative Lagos-Dubai air route.
He, however, warned the airline to avoid anything that could tarnish the image of Nigeria, while servicing the route, advising the company to ensure on-time flight services to sustain confidence and patronage.
The Air Peace commenced flight operations from Lagos to Dubai en route the Sharjah International Airport in Dubai on July 5th.
The ambassador recalled that some Nigerian carriers had previously serviced the Dubai route but could not sustain their operations, due to competition and other factors.
Rimi assured that Nigeria was keen to meet the terms of its BASA deal with the UAE, pointing out however that Nigeria had yet to service four slots in the air services agreement with the Middle East nation.
The Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema said the airline’s foray into long-haul flights was aimed at connecting Nigeria to the world and creating jobs for its teeming populace.