Flight delay: Air Peace debunks disrespecting Emir of Kano

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By OLA MUDOPE, Lagos –

The management of Air Peace has debunked reports that the airline disrespected the Emir of Kano as well as the people of the state.

The Chief Operating Officer, Air Peace Ltd, Mrs Toyin Olajide, explained in a statement that the incident which led to the comments by one Isa Bayero, who had allegedly accused the airline of not delaying a flight for the Emir.

The flight to Kano had been slated for 6:15 am but the Emir and his entourage were said to have still been at the Lagos International Airport after just arriving from Banjul, the Gambia.

According to a statement, delaying the flight would have caused “a very serious uproar in the media nationwide against both the airline and the Emir”.

Olajide noted that by deciding to not delay the flight, Isa Bayero alleged that the airline had disrespected the Emir.

“We are, therefore, appalled that this statement would be made to incite such negativity towards the airline,” the statement read in part, while reiterating the company’s respect for the Emir.

“We make bold to say that the Emir of Kano we know would have been offended to know that a flight already taxiing was halted and delayed for over 40 minutes for him.

“The Emir would never have supported this publication. He may not have even known our offers and our reasons given to Prince Isa Bayero.”


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