Jamaica has welcomed its first flight from West Africa. Nigerian Airline, Air Peace, made its historic direct flight from Lagos to the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St. James, on Monday (December 21).
It is the first non-stop flight to the island from Nigeria and is aimed at exploring the possibility of direct round-trip commercial airlift between the two destinations.
The flight, with 132 passengers, including Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, his wife Sulola Onyeama, and 19 crew members, arrived at approximately 10:15 p.m.
The 12-hour trip was arranged by Tour Company, Nigerians Travel Too, in partnership with Air Peace.
A high-level delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith and Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, was on hand to greet the passengers.
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