By Alex Onovo
Air Peace yesterday released its flight performance figures for September operations posing 98% schedule reliability with 87% on-time performance.
According to the figure, Air Peace scheduled 2,566 flights out of which 2,522 were operated, adding that 231 were delayed while 96 were rescheduled with 27 cancelled flights.
The ever-growing airline explained that 95% of the delays experienced in September were caused by external factors such as unfavourable weather, statutory airfield closure, ramp congestion, boarding gate congestion and bird strike.
It said: “When you deploy an aircraft for flights and just before departure, the flight crew detects a snag. The aircraft will not fly until the engineers redo their checks and fix it. Air Peace will never compromise established safety standards. We pride ourselves as the safest airline in Nigeria and that is why safety consistently underpins every operational decision we make.”
In another development, Dana Air has praised teachers for what it called their invaluable contributions towards shaping the future, the society and the nation at large.
Speaking on the World Teachers’ Day 2023, the Chief Operating Officer of the airline, EmemObong Ettete said, “At Dana Air, our commitment to excellence goes beyond the skies. It extends to supporting the educators who shape our world’s future leaders.”
“We believe that education is the foundation of progress, and teachers are the architects of that foundation and on this special day, we recognize the dedication, resilience, and compassion of teachers worldwide. We stand in solidarity with the global imperative to reverse teachers’ shortage and empower educators for the education we all aspire to have.’’