Norse Atlantic and Air Peace enter ACMI agreement

An Air Peace aircraft on the tarmac at night.
Photo credit: Air Peace

Norse Atlantic Airways (NO/NBT) and Air Peace (P4/APK) have announced a new partnership. The two airlines are to launch an ACMI charter service. This service will operate between London Gatwick (LGW) and Lagos (LOS), Nigeria.

This Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance collaboration is now set to commence in April 2024.

New ACMI Partnership

Initially operating four times a week for two months, the partnership holds the potential for extension based on its success. Ultimately, the service offers a long-term solution for travelers seeking reliable connections between the two continents.

Norse Atlantic will utilize its extensive experience in charter operations to operate the flights.

This partnership allows both airlines to leverage their strengths: Norse Atlantic brings its expertise in efficient and reliable ACMI operations. Air Peace offers established brand recognition and customer base in Nigeria.

Passengers can expect a comfortable and reliable travel experience with Norse Atlantic’s modern aircraft and well-trained crew.

A Norse Atlantic Dreamliner on the tarmac
Photo: Norse Atlantic Airways)

Air Peace Expands into Europe

Air Peace views this partnership as a strategic move into the European market, allowing them to optimize their operations for future expansion.

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This arrangement provides Air Peace with access to valuable landing slots at a major European airport. This enables it to cater to the growing demand for direct flights between Nigeria and Europe.

“We are delighted to partner with Norse Atlantic for our London service,” stated Allen Onyema, Chairman/CEO of Air Peace.

“This collaboration positions us to exceed customer expectations by offering a convenient and reliable connection between Lagos and London.”

“We are confident that this partnership will be a success and pave the way for further growth and expansion for Air Peace in the European market,” said Onyema.

Future Collaboration

Norse Atlantic Airways and Air Peace are actively pursuing opportunities to collaborate and expand their partnership in the future, which could lead to a long-term agreement.

This could involve code-sharing agreements, joint marketing initiatives, or even the development of a more comprehensive network connecting various destinations in Africa and Europe.

Benefits for Passengers

  • Increased travel options: This new service provides passengers with more choices for traveling between London and Lagos.
  • Enhanced convenience: Four weekly flights offer greater flexibility for planning trips.
  • Seamless travel experience: Passengers can expect a smooth and hassle-free journey with both airlines working together to ensure a high-quality service.

About Norse Atlantic

Norse Atlantic Airways is an airline that offers affordable fares on long-haul flights, primarily between Europe and the United States.

Major shareholder and CEO Bjørn Tore Larsen founded the operation in March 2021. Norse operates a fleet of 15 modern, fuel-efficient and more environmentally friendly Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Destinations served include New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangkok, Miami, Oslo, Athens, London, Berlin, Rome and Paris.

The company’s first flight took off from Oslo to New York on June 14, 2022.

About Air Peace

Air Peace is West and Central Africa’s foremost airline which commenced scheduled commercial flight operations in October 2014, and has experienced steady growth in route and fleet size, becoming the largest carrier in Nigeria.

The airline currently has a network of 21 domestic routes, 10 regional routes and 6 international destinations, including Dubai-UAE, Guangzhou-China, Jeddah-Saudi Arabia, Tel Aviv-Israel, Johannesburg-South Africa and Mumbai-India.

Air Peace owns an increasing modern fleet of over 30 aircraft, including 3 luxury Boeing 777s, 8 Embraer 145s, 1 Dornier 328 Jet, 13 Boeing 737s.

The airline operates 5 brand new Embraer 195-E2s are operated (8 more to be delivered), 10 leased Airbus 320s plus firm orders for 5 brand new E175s and 10 Boeing Max aircraft.

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