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Nigerian airline begins Lagos-London flight operations



A Nigerian airline, Air Peace, commenced its Lagos to London route flight services on Saturday.

Air Peace announced the development on its X page on Saturday, expressing delight for the milestone.

“London service has commenced and we’re delighted to have achieved yet another feat in our drive to continually provide peaceful connectivity across cities.

“A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this launch,” Air Peace announced.

Barr. Festus Keyamo, Nigeria’s minister of aviation and aerospace development; and Doris Uzoka-Anita, minister of industry, trade and investment, were present as the airline marked its inaugural flight to London.

The London trip comes a month after the Nigerian flag carrier said it would commence direct flight operations from Lagos to Gatwick Airport in London.

In November 2023, Air Peace had secured a foreign carrier operator permit (FCOP) to fly into the United Kingdom (UK.)

However, the airline could not kick off operations on the route due to challenges with allocation of slots at the destination airport.

Hitherto, Keyamo had proposed to the UK government to authorize direct flights from Lagos to London.

The minister had also had a meeting with the management of NORSE Atlantic Airways, led by Ben Boiling, its chief executive officer (CEO), in London in late January.

DDM understands that the meeting was to facilitate a partnership between Air Peace and NORSE Atlantic for the operations of the Lagos-London flights.

Air Peace

About Air Peace

Air Peace Limited is a private Nigerian airline founded in 2013 with its head office in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria,[1] the flag carrier and the largest airline of Nigeria and West Africa.

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Air Peace, which provides passenger and charter services, serves the major cities of Nigeria and flies to several West African destinations and the Middle East.

The airline also established a subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper, in 2018.

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