Nigeria and the Republic of Jamaica, Monday deepened relationships between the two countries in areas of tourism, education and economic activities with the launch of an inaugural flight by Air Peace into Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.
The direct, nonstop 11 hours flight from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos to the Island country had the foreign affairs minister, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama leading the Nigerian delegation that includes senior government officials and members of the organised private sector.
Spokesperson for the foreign affairs ministry, Mr Ferdinand Nwonye disclosed that the Air Peace flight was part of the activities to “commemorate 50 years of good bilateral relations between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Republic of Jamaica.”
Also, spokesman for Air Peace Stanley Olisa told reporters that the airline deployed one of its three Boeing 777 aircraft with registration number 5N-BVE for the historic flight with 132 passengers on board.
According to him, the aircraft will fly into Montego Bay again on December 27, 2020 for the return flight the next day.
“It was a special charter flight and was the airline’s maiden flight to the Island country. The flight further accentuates our capability to operate flights to any destination in the world. Air Peace has the aircraft and the requisite manpower to do this,” Stanley added.
Similarly, the foreign affairs ministry said the Nigerian contingent were received by the Jamaican Minister of Transportation and top government officials of the tiny Caribbean nation.
Lolu AfilakaDecember 24, 2020 at 11:02 pm
The best is yet to come for Air Peace..its like connecting us with our long lost brothers & sisters whilst affording us an opportunity to see Jamaica and savour the rice & peas and curry chicken…fell in love with Ocho Rios on my last visit years back….would like to do it again.
Thanks Air Peace