Air Peace, Nigeria’s leading airline operator, will begin first direct flight from Nigeria to the State of Israel on April 20, 2023.
Israeli government confirmed that Air Peace’s inaugural flight to Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel-Aviv, Israel would commence next month.
Israeli Minister of Transportation and Road Safety, Brigadier General Miri Regev who disclosed this in Israel, noted that this would be a historical feat, as there had never been a direct flight between the Middle East nation and Nigeria.
“Nigeria’s flag carrier Air Peace will begin operating direct flights to Israel for the first time, starting on April 20, the Minister of Transportation and Road Safety announced today (Sunday),” the official said.
Regev said Israel had started opening new routes to connect the world and identified Nigeria as one of the leading countries in Africa that maintained close ties with Israel.
“Recently we have witnessed a wave of new routes being opened to destinations all over the world, and I am happy to announce the launch of direct flights to Nigeria as well,” she said.
“Nigeria is one of the leading countries in Africa, and it maintains close ties with Israel in a wide variety of fields, along with traffic of pilgrims who come to Israel to visit the holy places of Christianity.
“I welcome the opening of the new line and am sure that it will contribute to strengthening the business and cultural ties between the nations and between the governments.”