The Federal Government said on Tuesday Air Peace would recall some of its sacked pilots.
The airline had sacked 70 pilots and other supporting staff earlier this month due to alleged crushing effects of COVID-19 pandemic on its operations.
Following the development, the National Association of Airline Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) had given the airline a two-week ultimatum to recall the sacked workers or face industrial action.
But the Director of Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, said in a statement the management of Air Peace had agreed to recall some of the sacked pilots.
According to Odadu, the Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyeama, had agreed to recall the maximum number of pilots that his company could accommodate in the light of the current situation as a result of the pandemic.
He said: “In the verbal agreement reached after a dialogue that was held in a very friendly environment, Chairman of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema, acceded to the Minister’s appeal for the recall of the maximum number of pilots that the airline can accommodate without going under.
“In their presentation, NAAPE, led by its chairman, Galadima Abednego, said that some missteps could have been made in the course of the standoff between the airline and the union and appealed to the minister to intervene in order to resolve the impasse.”