Air Peace Airline announces the suspension of all flight operations this coming Friday as part of concerted efforts being made to stop the pandemic, COVID-19 Virus, according to a statement signed by Toyin Olajide Chief Operating Officer – Air Peace Airline.
The move is Air Peace’s way of curtailing the spread of coronavirus. 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.
The airline is the third to suspend operations after the country recorded its first case of COVID-19.
Aero Contractors, on Tuesday, announced that it would suspend domestic flights for two weeks because of the pandemic. Arik Air has also suspended flights to Ghana, Liberia and Senegal.
The country is locked in a race against time to control the spread of the novel corona virus in Africa’s most populous nation as cases have increased to 46 across 8 states in the country.
The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority announced a ban on all international flights except essential or emergency flights on Saturday.
This difficult decision was reached in order to support the efforts of the Federal Government and other stakeholders in curbing the spread of this virus in our nation, while also protecting our esteemed passengers and staff from becoming victims of the pandemic – Toyin Olajide.
To curb the importation of the disease, the federal government shut all international airports in the country. At present, Nigeria has 46 active cases of the corona virus. It has also recorded one death and two recoveries.
The majority of new corona virus cases have been detected in Nigerians who returned from countries in Europe, Canada, and the United States prompting authorities to impose a travel ban on citizens from countries with more than 1,000 recorded cases .