Air Peace Limited has commenced daily flight operations to Ilorin from Lagos and Ilorin to Abuja.
The airline ,which recently announced the arrival of two E195-E2 Embraer aircraft, and a third aircraft expected this month, said the Ilorin flights was part of its expansion drive and realisation of its no-city-level-behind policy to connect major cities in Nigeria.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the airline disclosed that the inaugural P47110 fight from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos landed at the Ilorin International Airport by 11am amidst excitement from stakeholders.
The Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, represented by the Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi, National President of the Ilorin Emirates Descendants Progressive Union, Alhaji Ota Uthman, were among those on ground to welcome the flight.
The Safety Manager for Air Peace Limited, representing the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Allen Onyema, said the Ilorin flights signified the provision of more network options and connectivity for the people in the Middle Belt region.
He noted that the expansion would create employment opportunities and boost the state’s economy.