Air Peace of Nigeria Will Launch London Gatwick Flights

Air Peace of Nigeria Will Launch London Gatwick Flights
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This week, it has been revealed that Air Peace will begin flights to London Gatwick from Lagos, Nigeria at the end of next month.

Local media outlet TheCable reported an airline spokesperson has confirmed this information, following significant talks between the two countries.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Air Peace of Nigeria Will Launch London Gatwick Flights…


Air Peace of Nigeria Will Launch London Gatwick Flights
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The news of Air Peace launching flights from Lagos, Nigeria to London Gatwick hasn’t been as straight forward as anticipated for the airline.

It is understood that Norse Atlantic Airways will enter into partnership with the Nigerian airline, meaning that the Boeing 787s of the Norwegian carrier will be used instead, as it stands.

Such a reasoning behind this is due to slot constraints at London Gatwick, despite securing a Foreign Carrier Operator Permit back in November last year.

Oluwatoyin Olajide, chief operating officer of Air Peace had this to say on the matter:

“Since securing its authorisation to fly into the UK, after satisfying all the requirements, the issue of slot allocation at Gatwick Airport has been the major obstacle preventing the Airline from commencing the direct flight into London”.

It is understood that the partnership with Norse Atlantic Airways will begin once final approval of these operations has been made.

In the meantime, all eyes will be on this approval, as well as the date of the first service, which looks tentatively to be March 30.

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