July 20, 2024

Keyamo Excited at Air Peace First London Flight


Aviation Minister cutting ceremonial tape to commence Air Peace Lagos-London Route flight

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Air Peace successfully commenced flying to London yesterday, March 30, 2024 with its inaugural flight from Lagos to London with a high figure of 260 passengers, marking the resumption of flight service since 2019 by a Nigerian Airline.

The airline operated a 274-seat capacity Boeing 777 for the maiden flight, and held a brief ceremony at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport New Terminal to celebrate the event.

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Keyamo who was noticeably elated by the outcome of the hard work and commitment he and others in government had made to pave way for the airline to begin operations to London, promised that the Federal Government would continue to protect the airline and other Nigerian carriers that might want to operate international service.

He said: “When we assumed office, one of the KPIs we announced was the “support for the growth and sustenance of local airline businesses whilst holding them to the highest international standards in the aviation industry.’

“It was in pursuance of this that yesterday I launched the Maiden Airpeace Flight from Lagos to London after months of shuttling between both countries to make this happen.

“This has broken a long-standing monopoly on that route and as a result Nigerians will benefit from more competitive prices.

“We will continue our hard work that will be aligned with our mission to ultimately bring succour to Nigerian travellers.”

Some of the dignitaries present at the occasion including the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Doris Uzoka-Anite, Acting Director General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Chris Najomo, the Chairman and CEO of United Nigeria Airlines, Professor Obiora Okonkwo, the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), former Director General of NCAA, board member of Air Peace, Benedict Adeyileka and many others.

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