A woman, Funmi Oyatogun, has blamed Air Peace for causing her firned’s arrest by police in Lagos.
Complaining on Twitter, Oyatogun said her friend had booked a 7:30pm Abuja to Lagos flight only to depart at 11:30pmand get arrested on her way home by police ensuring compliance to the curfew occasioned by COVID-19 in the state.
She warned prospective travelers to avoid the airline’s 7:30pm flight, saying it is a bait to gather passengers for its 11:30pm flight.
Plesse, do not book the Air Peace Abj-Lag 11:30pm flight, falsely advertised as 7:30pm. Every night, they pretend the flight has been moved to 8:30pm then 9:50pm. Then every night, it leaves at 11:30pm.
And there's curfew in Lagos!
Don't say I didn't tell you.
— Funmi Oyatogun (@funmioyatogun) March 22, 2021
Responding to her, Air Peace apologized for inconveniences, saying it places safety of its passengers above any other thing.
Our sincere apologies Funmi. Please note that we will never intentionally disrupt our flights to inconvenience you or any of our customers. This is due to our uncompromising stance on safety as we strive to give all our customers the best flight experience. We are truly sorry.
— Air Peace (@flyairpeace) March 22, 2021
The tweet sparked reactions among persons who had suffered similar fate.
It's d fact dt most people sit patiently, no outburst or confrontation or even boycotting @flyairpeace. You'd be looking like a primitive person if you "para". Na us dey support their nonsense. after I encouraged @Amyyy20201 to fly last Xmas, pple that use road arrived before her
— Nneka Ubi (@NnekaUbi) March 23, 2021
Once, my 10am Abuja flight was 'moved' to 8.30pm. I got the email just as I was preparing to leave home for the airport. I insisted on going to the airport as planned. Could you believe the 10am flight still went ahead and I insisted on a boarding pass….I got it!
— Muyiwa Falaiye (@Muyifal) March 22, 2021
@flyairpeace is something else now. I booked a return flight Lagos-Abuja on 9th March only to receive a text on 2nd that my flight originally booked for 3.30pm wld depart Lagos by 7.30pm. We ended up leaving Lagos by 9.30pm. If you miss the early morning flights, sorry ooo
— tony ajiri (@tonyajiri) March 22, 2021
Air peace moved my 6pm flight to 9:30pm. By 11pm, there was no Air Peace plane available to take us to Lagos, so they put us in a Dana flight instead.
— 🐼 (@UncleLolu) March 23, 2021
Someone told me recently that because there are no runway lights at night at the local airports, local airlines often queue to use the international runway that has lights, which is why night flights are often delayed.
— Seyi (@ThreeLeftThumbs) March 22, 2021