Air Peace Announces Full Booking for London As Another Airline gets approval to Begin Operation

Air Peace Announces Full Booking for London As Another Airline gets approval to Begin Operation

  • Air Peace has announced full booking for its London flights, reflecting strong demand from Nigerian travellers
  • The introduction of Air Peace's Lagos-London route has helped reduce international airfares to the UK
  • Air Peace will be getting a new competitor as Uganda Airlines gets approval to commence flights to London journalist Dave Ibemere has over a decade of business journalism experience with in-depth knowledge of the Nigerian economy, stocks, and general market trends.

Air Peace has announced that all economy-class flights from Lagos to London are fully booked for the next 60 days, beginning in July 2024.

Toyin Olajide, the airline's chief operating officer, who disclosed this noted that Nigerian travellers have been in strong demand since it commenced its London flight route.

Air Peace Lagos to London flight gets more patronage
Airpeace says its London flight is fully booked. Photo credit: Bloomberg/contributor
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On March 30, 2024, Air Peace started its direct flight operations from Lagos to Gatwick Airport in London.

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Olajide noted that since launching its services to European destinations, Air Peace has received commendations from passengers, including travel agents.

Punch reports that Olajide acknowledged the challenges faced by the airline but expressed satisfaction with the positive reception from Nigerian travellers.

How Air Peace is making travelling cheaper

Olajide explained that many Nigerians travelling from the United States to the United Kingdom book Air Peace flights to Lagos, taking advantage of affordable US-Europe flights.

He noted:

"This strategy allows them to save significantly compared to direct US-Nigeria flights.
"Additionally, Chinese citizens residing in Nigeria are using Air Peace to connect to China via London, benefiting from reduced airfares.
""Our system did not initially advertise our first-class seats, which has now been corrected. As a result, we recorded a very high load factor, with only 12 first-class seats and one business-class seat empty out of the 274-seat capacity aircraft.

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"We thank Nigerians for their support and are pleased they are happy with the airline."

Ugandan Airlines begin direct flights to Abuja earlier reported that the Ugandan Airlines is also set to commence direct flights to the Gatwick Airport in December after securing slots.

The airline initially secured slots at Heathrow Airport, which is yet to be cleared by aviation authorities.

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