Air Peace to Commence Abuja-London Flights Soon, Says Keyamo

Adding that the growth has, received praise from many industry observers, with more local airlines being motivated to start international flights on profitable routes.
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The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has announced that Nigerian airline Air Peace will soon begin flights en route to Lagos and London.

The Minister said on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, that he approved Air Peace for the Abuja-London route, not only the Lagos-London route. British Airways also comes to Abuja. So, let Air Peace block that path and start a war. It’s all for the good of Nigerians.

Keyamo opined that Air Peace or any interested local airline should be operating at Heathrow Airport and not just Gatwick Airport, but hinted that the latter is only a low-hanging fruit and a starting point.

The aviation minister noted that he has been reviewing the BASA between the UK and Nigeria, and some decisions will be made at the conclusion of the review.

On March 30, 2024, Air Peace reciprocated the lopsided Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) between Nigeria and the United Kingdom when the local airline began direct flight operations from Lagos to Gatwick Airport in London.

The growth has, however, received praise from many industry observers, with more local airlines being motivated to start international flights on profitable routes.

Lagos Local News gathered that the entrance of Air Peace on the London route has sparked a price war, with foreign carriers now underpricing to stay in business.

The minister revealed that the government has been observing the unfolding events and would support Air Peace with all federal might.

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