Air Peace can now fly from Nigeria to UK — Allen Onyema



Allen Onyema, the Chairman and CEO of Nigeria’s largest carrier, Air Peace Nigeria Limited, has announced that his airline is qualified to take passengers from Nigeria to the United Kingdom.

According to Onyema, Air Peace has secured a Foreign Carrier Operator Permit (FCOP), which allows airlines from other regions to fly to Europe, and a Third Country Operator Permit (TCO-UK) for the UK operation.

His words “We obtained these permits that qualify us to fly to UK. Before you obtain these approvals, they will audit you very well. You have to go through stringent audit, which we passed. We obtained the permit last week.” The Air Peace chairman also revealed his airline has ordered brand new aircraft to add to the fleet. He added: “Air Peace have made a firm order of 33 aircraft and purchase right of 17 aircraft, which brings the airline’s total order to 50. “These include 15 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 10, firm order of 13 Embraer E195-E2 and purchase right of 17 of the same aircraft type and firm order of five Embraer E175 and delivery of these aircraft would start early next year in addition to the five brand new Embraer E195-E2 already delivered.”

Onyema also mentioned that Air Peace operates routes in West and Central Africa.

Consequently, the airline should consider transporting travellers from Douala, Banjul, Accra, Lome, Monrovia, Dakar, Freetown, and others to its central hub in Lagos.