After Crashing Lagos to London Airfares, Air Peace Releases Two-Year Availability Schedule

After Crashing Lagos to London Airfares, Air Peace Releases Two-Year Availability Schedule

  • Air Peace has announced the extension of its flight schedule on the Lagos-London route
  • The airline extended the schedule until March 2025, allowing passengers to pre-book flights on the route
  • The company stated that the availability aims to provide more options and convenience

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Nigeria’s largest carrier, Air Peace, has announced that it will extend its schedule availability for the Lagos-London route until March 2025.

The airline commenced the Lagos-London route on March 30, 2024, and has gained popularity among business and leisure travelers.

Air Peace amends availability schedule for Lagos to London route
Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, accuses Gatwick Air Port of not allotting summer slot to Air Peace. Credit: @flyairpeace
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Passengers now have more options

Air Peace said:

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“We are thrilled to inform the general public and our esteemed customers that they can now book flights up to March 2025 on our London route. 

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According to the airline, the availability aims to provide more options and convenience, which stresses the company’s commitment to delivering excellent service.

The development comes after Gatwick Airport said it did not discriminate against the Nigerian airline in allotting slots for peak periods, including October to December.

Air Peace chairman Allen Onyema earlier alleged that the airline had not begun selling tickets for those periods because the Gatwick Airport had not started selling Lagos to London tickets for those dates, and the airport authorities were delaying granting the airline slots to operate in those periods.

Gatwick Airport refutes Air Peace allegations

According to a BusinessDay report, Gatwick Airport denied the airline’s chairman's allegation, saying that it has not allocated slots to any airline for those dates.

The announcement by Air Peace allows Nigerian passengers to connect to London from all Air Peace domestic destinations and London passengers to connect to various locations in Nigeria through Lagos.

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Air Peace is a leading Nigerian airline with a network of 21 domestic routes, 10 regional routes, and seven international destinations.

UK aviation authorities accuse Air Peace of violations

The development comes after the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) wrote the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), saying Air Peace allegedly violated some aviation safety regulations.

Two compulsory outcome reports on Air Peace have been reportedly sent to the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority.

According to reports, the UK regulator, the UK CAA, forwarded the complaints to the NCAA.

Air Peace addresses alleged abandonment of passengers

Legit.ng earlier reported that Air Peace denied reports that it abandoned its passengers at Gatwick Airport, London, and shut the counters before closing time because the aircraft was overbooked on its first flight from London to Lagos on April 8, 2024.

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The airline, in a statement, described the allegations as untrue, adding that the claims were aimed at tarnishing its image.

According to reports, the airline said the disgruntled passenger arrived late after the check-in phase had already concluded.

Proofreading by James Ojo Adakole, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

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