COVID-19: Air Peace airlifts 312 Indians from Nigeria

Nigeria ‘s major carrier, Air Peace, evacuated 312 Indians from Nigeria on a 10-hour non-stop flight back to their home country.

This was announced by Oluwatoyin Olajide, the airline’s chief operating officer, in a statement in Lagos on Sunday.

Mrs Olajide said the flight that departed from Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Sunday, May 31, was flown on a 5N-BWI B777 aircraft.

She said the flight was expected to arrive in Kerala’s Cochin International Airport, which was operated by 15 crew members.

Though expressing pleasure over the evacuation flight, the official thanked the Indian authorities for hiring Air Peace to operate the flight.

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She also gave the federal government kudos for helping the airline during the lockdown on all of its special flights.

She added that along with other related government agencies, the airline ensured that before boarding all passengers complied with existing health protocols.

Also on May 28, Air Peace evacuated 301 Chinese from Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, and flew back 268 stranded Nigerians from China on May 30.

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