Air Peace airline has stated that it will suspend all flight operations on Friday 27th March as the deadly coronavirus disease continues to spread across the world.
According to the statement, the suspension would last for 23 days.
“Air Peace announces the suspension of all flight operations come Friday as part of concerted efforts being made to stop the spread of the pandemic; coronavirus,” the notice read.
“It is with a great sense of responsibility that we have decided, in the best interest of our nation, our passengers and workforce, to suspend scheduled flight operations for 23 days effective 23.00hrs on Friday (an hour before midnight on Friday) March 27, 2020, as a result of the COVlD-19 pandemic.
“This difficult decision was reached in order to support the efforts of the federal government and other stakeholders in curbing the spread of this virus in our nation. while also protecting our esteemed passengers and staff from becoming victims of the pandemic.”
The Air Peace flight suspension is coming days after 2 Nigerian airlines suspended their flight operations.
Aero Contractors, on Tuesday, announced that it would suspend domestic flights for two weeks because of the pandemic.
Arik Air has also suspended flights to Ghana, Liberia and Senegal.
To curb the importation of the disease, the federal government shut all international airports in the country.