Air Peace has apologized to it’s angry customers over the delay and multiple rescheduling of their flights.
This was confirmed in a statement by the management of the airline in a statement.
The company said the flight delay was as a result of bad weather which affected the visibility in most cities.
The statement read, “We sincerely empathise with our dear customs who have had difficulty connecting to their destinations, especially some of our Northern and Southern routes.
“The flight disruption is due to a persistent poor weather, which adversely affects visibility in these cities.
“Our heartfelt apologises to customers whose flights have been disrupted as a result of this, and we crave their understanding.”
This is coming 24 hours after a Harvard trained lawyer and founder of Due Process Advocates, Barrister Emeka Ugwuonye sued the company for showing disregard for Nigerians after his flight was rescheduled multiple times without formal notice and apology from the company.
The fiery lawyer while announcing his decision to sue Air Peace said he decided to drag the airline to court for toying with his life and putting him through extreme pain and suffering
He said, “Yesterday, after a court hearing in Abuja, I was billed to fly back to Lagos. I had a 4:25pm Air Peace flight. I got to the airport by 2pm. At the check-in counter, I was told that my flight had been rescheduled for 8:10pm. I wondered why no message was sent to inform me.
“In any event, I had to wait at the lounge for the 8:10pm flight. I had to cancel my meetings with my staff in Lagos. My driver was already at the airport. At 8:10pm, Air Peace did not call for boarding. By 9pm, they announced that my flight had been moved again to 10pm. At this point, I tried to go back to Abuja town, as I felt it would be too late for me to travel from Lagos airport to my home in Ikoyi. However, Air Peace could not give me my luggage because they had flown my luggage to Lagos on the earlier flight they told me was delayed. So, I was forced to stay back at the Abuja airport.
“By 10pm, they announced that the flight has been moved again to 11pm. Finally, the 4:25pm flight took off by 11:43pm and we arrived Lagos by 12:33am. I spent over an hour at the airport trying to find my luggage where the airline kept it. I went through an ordeal to get home by by 3am.
“When I sat back and analyzed what happened, I saw a vicious airline operator which has total disregard for Nigerians and which could toy with my life and which put me through extreme pain and suffering. I became convinced that unless I drag Air Peace through the courts, it will continue in such vicious and abusive conduct. I have therefore directed our lawyers to start the process of suing Air Peace for damages. I believe this action will be in public interest.”