Air Peace has announced the suspension of all its flight operations for 23 days, effective from Friday 27th March over the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
The Chief Operating Officer, Air Peace, Toyin Olajide, said the decision to suspend its operations is in the best interest of the nation, passengers and its workforce.
She further stated that while the suspension is on, the airline would be willing to do special flights both for the government and individuals.
The COO’s statement reads in part: “It is with a great sense of responsibility that we have decided, in the best interest of our nation, our passengers and workforce, to suspend scheduled flight operations for 23 days effective 23.00hrs on Friday (an hour before midnight on Friday) the 27th day of March, 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This difficult decision was reached in order to, not only, support the efforts of the Federal Government and other stakeholders in curbing the spread of this virus in our nation but also to protect our teeming passengers and our staff from becoming victims of the pandemic.
“Continuation of flight operations in the present circumstances we find ourselves as airlines, could lead to the total collapse of any airline hence the need to quickly stem the rising financial burden and costs of operations.
“While the suspension is on, we are, however, willing to do special flights both for the government and our people. Normal scheduled flight operations shall resume on April 20, 2020. We regret any inconvenience this decision may have caused our teeming passengers.”
The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria is 46, with two recoveries and one death.
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