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Air Peace plans flights to Antigua & Barbuda

AIR Peace is set to enhance its route network by introducing special flights to Antigua and Barbuda, in addition to a new regional route to Lome, Togo.

The carrier has been significantly boosting its operations in 2023 by launching various international routes and adding new aircraft to its fleet. It is critical to provide air transport services in a region where passenger demand continues to increase.

Air Peace will operate flights from Lagos to Antigua’s V. C Bird International Airport (ANU) on August 5 and 9. The service will be installed for a limited period to transport passengers looking to attend the Antigua Carnival from July 27 to August 8. The airline has partnered with Tour Brokers International to offer special holiday packages for the festival.

The flight from Lagos will depart on Wednesday at 16:00 and arrive in Antigua at 20:00 local time, while the return flight leaves Antigua at 12:00, arriving in Lagos at 02:00 local time. It is unclear which aircraft will be operated on the route, but Air Peace has two B777-300s and one B777-200ER, which it could deploy.

The Antigua Carnival is a grand celebration of music, dance, art, and cultural talent, often described as the Caribbean’s most-electric summer festival. It is a chance for travelers to enjoy the warmth of the island and the magic of the people and to witness some creative costumes. The festival has a rich history, dating back to 1834.

Air Peace has been showing significant interest in Antiguan tourism, which it will continue to support with flights to its most significant event. Earlier this year, the Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister announced a partnership with Air Peace, which will see the Nigerian carrier acquiring a majority stake in the Caribbean national carrier Liat 2020.

Air Peace will also launch flights between Lagos Murtala Muhammed International (LOS) and Lomé Gnassingbé Eyadéma International Airport (LFW) on July 28, offering its customers more destinations in West Africa. The route will be operated on the 50-seater Embraer 145 at least three times a week.

According to the airline’s ticket booking website, flights from Lagos will depart on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 05:00 local time, arriving in Lomé at 06:00. The return flight will be operated on the same days, departing Lomé at 06:20 and arriving in Lagos at 07:00 local time. Air Peace spokesperson Stanley Olisa said to Daily Trust;

“We are expanding our West African presence to strategically connect key cities in the sub-region, ease connectivity for Africans and strengthen commercial ties between countries.”

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