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COVID-19: Nigeria’s FirstClass Airline, Air-Peace Sacks Over 70 Of Its Pilots As The Pandemic Bite Hard.


One of the most reliable airlines in Nigeria, Air Peace seem to be facing the very rude challenge occasioned by the incursion of the dreaded coronavirus as she has sacked not less than 70 of its pilots across its fleet types.

The airline said it had to take the “painful but rightful” decision in the face of the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations and financial health, as according to them, this action became imperative because the company could no longer afford to continue to fulfill its financial obligations without carrying out restructuring of its entire operations to survive the times.

Furthermore, the carrier said the painful decision was to keep its operations afloat after it carried out a raft of measures including cut of zero to 40 per cent in the salaries of staff.

In a statement in Lagos on Monday, the airline management said such move was critical to sustain its operations and survive the times.

The statement reads: “This decision is inevitable under the circumstances we find ourselves. In order to protect the continuity of majority of the existing jobs and the possibility of creating new ones in future, the survival of the airline is of paramount importance. When everything comes back to normal those pilots affected today will have a place to come back to in future if they so wish, as anyything short of what we have done may lead to the collapse of an airline as could be seen in some places worldwide during this period.

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