Air Peace will commence its first all-female flight today, 5th of July, 2018. Captain Simisola Ajibola will lead the airline’s first all-female flight on the Lagos-Abuja, Abuja-Owerri, Owerri-Abuja and Abuja-Lagos routes.
The was announced shortly after Air Peace gave command to Simisola, who has made history as the airline’s first female captain and was decorated with her new rank by the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Allen Onyema on the 25th of June, 2018.
“Captain Simisola’s achievement is a testament to Air Peace’s avowed commitment to gender equality and promotion of Nigerian women in aviation as possessing the requisite skills to distinguish themselves anywhere across the globe in their chosen career. Simisola’s elevation is a great milestone in our effort to grow capacity for women in the cockpit,” stated Mr. Chris Iwarah, Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager.
Simisola will be in command of the four-leg flight and will be assisted in the cockpit by Senior First Officer Quincy Owen. The all-female crew flight is scheduled to take off from the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos at 1310 hours and is estimated to arrive to a water salute at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 1420 hours. The flight will depart the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 1450 and arrive at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri to another of water salute at 1550 hours. After a short event at the Owerri Airport, the flight will leave at 1620 hours for Abuja and arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 1720 hours. The flight will finally depart the Abuja airport at 1750 hours and touch down at the Murtala Muhammed Airport at 1900 hours.