Nigeria’s leading airline Air Peace had been honored by the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents LAAC with the Humanitarian Airline of the Year 2020 Award for its humanitarian interventions during the COVID-19 lockdown last year.
LAAC awarded the airline with the award themed ‘Nigeria’s Aviation Industry: Management, Policy, and Regulation,’ held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, on July 28, 2021.
Stanley Olisa, the Spokesperson for Air Peace, expressed gratitude to the leadership and members of the League, noting that the airline’s corporate social responsibility initiatives during the lockdown were fueled by its responsiveness and sensitivity to the needs of Nigerians in an economically challenging period.
We observed the impacts COVID-19 had on the economy and observed that it adversely impacted the sources of livelihood. As a result, we decided to distribute food items to indigent Nigerians in selected parts of Lagos”, Olisa explained.
In addition, the airline also operated several evacuation flights to and from Nigeria, including airlifting medical supplies and personnel from China, to support Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19.
Currently, Air Peace operates 17 domestic routes, 2 international destinations, and 5 regional routes, with a mixed fleet of 28 aircraft, including 3 brand new Embraer 195-E2s.