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Keyamo Applauds Gatwick Airport For Welcoming Air Peace Lagos-London Service

Keyamo said Gatwick Airport welcoming Air Peace one week after its inaugural flight to the airport was belated but accepted.

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, on Wednesday, thanked Gatwick Airport, London management for welcoming Air Peace, which started flight service to the airport on March 30, 2024.

 In his verified X (twitter) handle, @fkeyamo, the Minister acknowledged the message from Gatwick Airport authority, saying the message issued one week after the airline’s inaugural flight to the airport was belated but accepted, adding that the federal government was fully in support of its airlines.

“Finally!  Thank you, Gatwick Airport. We expected this (welcome message) on the first day of the arrival of one of our most important local airlines, Air Peace.

“But better late than never. We look forward to working with you to ensure seamless operation by Air Peace from your airport. The government of Nigeria fully supports our local operators,” the Minister said.

London Gatwick airport, @Gatwick_Airport, had welcomed the Nigerian carrier, saying, “Excited news! We recently welcomed Nigerian carrier @flyairpeace to the London Gatwick family, flying daily to Lagos.

“Perfect for reconnecting with friends and loved ones or for business travellers, embark on your next journey from London Gatwick to Lagos with Air Peace.”

According to information from the airport’s website, Gatwick Airport is managed by Gatwick Airport Limited, but since May 2019, VINCI Airports have been the majority shareholder and the rest of the shares are owned by a group of investors.

VINCI Airports is the world’s leading private airport operator.  They have welcomed 240 million passengers per year, including 46 million at London Gatwick. They also operate the world’s largest and most diverse network, with 65 airports in 12 countries.

Chinedu Eze

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