The Emir of Kano, His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II, has lauded Air Peace for extending its domestic flight operations to the state.
The Emir made the commendation on Monday, after the airline’s inaugural flight from Lagos to Kano landed at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport at 8.26am.
Sanusi, who was represented by Alhaji Ibrahim Sambo, the Jakanda Hausa (Hausa Ambassador), said the presence of Air Peace in the ancient centre of commerce was a welcome development.
“Today is a historic day. The people of Kano are very happy because this airline has started operating from Lagos to Kano and Abuja to Kano.
“Kano is the economic centre of the whole northern region, and aviation is very key to attracting investment.
“So, it will boost the economy of Kano State because our people now have more options in terms of air travel, and increase competition among the airlines,” he said.
Sanusi urged Air Peace to sustain its policy of on-time departure and expressed optimism that the airline’s services would be patronised by the people.
Also, the Regional Manager, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Alhaji Mohammed Bello, said the airport authorities would give the airline the support needed for a seamless operation in Kano.
Bello advised the airline to make its fares affordable to encourage more patronage.
On his part, the Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, said the airline was determined to increase connectivity within and outside Nigeria to ease the burden on travellers.
“The launch of our Kano flight operations is a very significant milestone in our vision to unite our dear country, Nigeria through air travel and lift the nation’s economy through trade facilitation and massive job creation.