Air Peace Boeing 777-200ER Records Historic 14-hour Direct Non-stop Flight To Beijing

Air Peace Boeing 777-200ER (P4 5-NBVE), has made a 14-hour historic direct non-stop flight to Beijing, China.

The airline’s flight to China is historic, being the first time a Nigerian airline would be doing a direct non-stop 14 hours flight to China.

Air Peace is in China to airlift the Federal Government of Nigeria’s medical supplies for the fight against the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The aircraft, which landed in China at 14:18pm local time, will leave for Nigeria with the medical supplies for another 14 hours non-stop flight.

The successful airlifting of the medical supplies means that the Federal Government has taken delivery of the second batch of medical supplies and personnel from China in the vigorous fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.

Air Peace’s Chairman, Mr. Allen Onyema, confirmed the development in a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday, the 8th of April 2020.

The Federal Government of Nigeria on April 5 [2020], received the first batch of medical supplies from Istanbul, Turkey, conveyed still, by Air Peace.

Mr. Onyema explained that the country’s biggest carrier, Air Peace, delivered the supplies on Wednesday after a historical non-stop flight to Chinese capital, Beijing.

Mr. Onyema commended the Federal Government for its commitment to protecting Nigeria citizens from the dreaded pandemic ravaging the world. He also thanked the government for choosing an indigenous carrier to carry the medical supplies from Turkey and China.

He further stated that this was a huge encouragement to local airline operators and promotion of indigenous businesses, which create jobs for the teeming Nigerian youth.

In his words:

“Another history was made on April 7, 2020 as Air Peace Boeing 777-200ER (P4 5-NBVE) landed in Beijing, China, by 14:18pm, for the airlift of the country’s medical supplies for the fight against COVID-19.

This is the first time a Nigerian airline will be doing a direct non-stop 14 hours flight to China.

The aircraft operated another non-stop 15 hours flight to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

All the six-man crew are Nigerians. May God Almighty be praised for everything. We are all one under one God. Congratulations Nigeria.”

Mr. Onyema said among the materials brought in by the Air Peace flight included 16-tons of test kits, ventilators, disinfectant machines, disposable medical masks.

He said others were medicines, rubber gloves, protective gowns, goggles, face shields, infra-red thermometers and other critical care items.

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