Air Peace has become the first Nigerian airline to operate a nonstop flight to Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbeans.
A statement by Mr. Stanley Olisa, the Spokesman of Air Peace, said that the airline’s Boeing 777 aircraft with the registration number: 5N-BW1 departed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), on a special business trip to Antigua and Barbuda.
Olisa stated that the flight concretises the airline’s relationship with the government of Antigua and Barbuda and signals more possibilities of socio-economic payoffs for Nigeria and the Caribbean nation.
He clarified that the flight was not an inaugural flight, saying the airline was looking to commence scheduled commercial flights into the two-island country and wanted Nigerian investors to see the investment opportunities that abound in Antigua and Barbuda, especially in the area of tourism, and factoring her conducive business environment.
Olisa added that tourism was a major revenue earner for Antigua and Barbuda and hinted that the special flight, which departed on Saturday was a four-day trip featuring a key business conference for strategic discourses on investment opportunities, networking and other planned recreational activities around the Antigua Carnival.
In the last few months, there have been media reports about Air Peace being in high-level talks with the government of Antigua and Barbuda over aviation investment in their country.