By Chinedu Eze
Growing Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has announced that it is now a member of the global body, the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The airline made the announcement yesterday and said that the membership would give fillip to its plan to operate international destination.
Spokesman of Air Peace, Chris Iwarah, said the admission to the membership of IATA has given the airline a big boost and incentiveÂ to continue with its expansion programme.
â€œThe airline achieved the feat only a few months after securing its IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. In a letter dated July 21, 2017, the Director General/Chief Executive Officer of IATA, Mr. Alexandre de Juniac said the organisation was pleased to have Air Peace as its member.
â€œThe IATA boss assured Air Peace Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Allen Onyema, that the global aviation body was focussed on creating the right atmosphere for safe air services,â€ Iwarah disclosed.
â€œOur vision is to be the force for value creation and innovation driving a safe, secure and profitable air transport industry that sustainably connects and enriches our world,â€ Juniac was quoted to have said in the letter.
Air Peace said its admission into the global air transport body was a heartwarming development, coming at a time it was deepening the quality of its flight services and expanding its operations to seamlessly connect more local, regional and international destinations.
The carrier prmised that its membership of IATA would broaden its space to continue to deliver exceptional flight services in Nigeria, energise its drive to connect more countries in the West Coast of Africa and aid the launch of its flight operations to London, Atlanta, Dubai, Guangzhou-China, Mumbai and Johannesburg.
â€œIt greatly delights us to be part of the reputable International Air Transport Association. As an airline irrevocably committed to excellent customer service and safe flight operations, we are ready and willing to exploit all the opportunities provided by our membership of IATA to deliver the best flight experience to our numerous guests,â€Â Iwarah also said.