Air Peace to begin direct flights to Israel end November

Nigerians travelling to Israel for pilgrimage have been assured of a hassle free direct flight to the holy land with the commencement of flight operations by the country’s largest airline, Air Peace by the end of November, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev Dr Yakubu Pam has hinted.

Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema disclosed that the airline is desirous of kicking off direct flight operations to the Middle East country when he visited Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Michael Freeman alongside the NCPC Boss.

According to the NCPC boss, ”having a direct flight to Israel by a Nigerian airline will curtail the issue of high expenditure and reduce abscondment”.

He added that it would reduce the cost of flight drastically. In his words,” our joy is that our own person, a Nigerian, will be the first to have this opportunity to airlift pilgrims directly to Israel”.

He expressed gratitude to the Ambassador for considering it imperative to pay a courtesy visit to NCPC for the first time, barely nine months since assuming office.

“We are very humble to receive you here in your capacity as one who represents the entire country of Israel in Nigeria”, he asserted, while stressing that NCPC was set up primarily to coordinate and supervise the movement of Christians to Israel and other Holy places around the world.

Pam commended the Ambassador for his zeal and doggedness in charting a way forward for Christian Pilgrimage and also applauded Onyema for his national humanitarian interventions.

Speaking, the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Michael Freeman thanked the NCPC boss for all his efforts in advancing the cause of Christian Pilgrimage in Nigeria and expressed delight over working with the NCPC saying “we have a true partnership to grow together”.