Ondo State Government, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding on Air Transportation with AIR PEACE Airline to shuttle Akure – Abuja to and fro. The flight operation will commence tentatively on February 22, 2016 according to the agreement.
Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, SAN signed on behalf of Ondo State Government while Mrs Ejiro Eghagha, Director of Finance of the Airline signed on behalf of the Chairman of the Airline, Barr Allen Onyema.
Mr Jegede, SAN said the agreement is to make the Akure Airport fully operational again and encourage the people of Ondo State on the culture of Air Transportation.
“This development will have a lot of benefits on our state. Technology has made the world so small and what we are trying to do is making Abuja closer to Akure through air travel which is about 40 minutes. Our tourist sites will be easier to access by tourists which will also have a positive impact on our state’s economy. The plane to ply this route will be brand new and standard plane and will ply Akure-Abuja to and fro, three times a week.
Also, fees for the Akure-Abuja route will be N15,000 for Economy Class while Business Class will be N35,000, the fees which is still very moderate to enable our people cultivate air traveling” Jegede said.
He said the agreement is a win-win for both the state government and the Airline operator as he assured that the state government will make them to be comfortable.