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MMIA: Airpeace restarts direct flight to India with the repatriation of 312 Indian nationals

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Direct non-stop flight from Nigeria to India has recommenced with Airpeace airline repatriating 312 Indian nationals from the Lagos International Airport to Kochi in India.

According to information from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), “Air Peace flight P47812 pushed back by 1:15 am Nigerian time with 312 passengers and 15 crew members and was airborne by 1:28 am.”

The Indians in Nigeria commended the Nigerian government, the Indian embassy in Nigeria and others that made the flight a reality.

 According to the verified twitter account of Indians in Nigeria, @india_nigeria, the “repatriation of India nationals from Nigeria began today (Sunday) with the Lagos-Kochi Air Peace flight with 312 passengers. It is the first ever Nigerian airline to fly directly to India.”

 Airpeace in a statement says, the 10-hour non-stop flight from Lagos to Kochi was operated with a B777 aircraft with registration number 5N-BWI. 

“The flight, operated by 15 crew members, was expected to arrive kochin International Airport in Kerala.”

 The Chief Operating Officer of the Airpeace, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide, who expressed delight over the evacuation flight, thanked the Indian authorities for engaging Airpeace to operate the flight, while also giving kudos to the Nigerian government for supporting the airline in all its special flights during the lockdown. 

She added that Airpeace alongside other relevant government agencies ensured that all the passengers complied with established health protocols before boarding.

“On Thursday, May 28, 2020, Airpeace embarked on an evacuation flight of 301 Chinese nationals and flew back 268 stranded Nigerians from China on Saturday.”

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