West and Central Africa’s largest airline, Air Peace, on Monday, received a landing permit to fly into the United Kingdom airspace, as the airline marks its 9th year of operation.
With the permit, Air Peace is set to commence the much-awaited London route, having satisfied all requirements as stated by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Already, Air Peace is said to have acquired its TCO. TCO refers to non-European aircraft operators conducting commercial air transport (CAT) flights into the EU.
However, gathered that what is left is for the UK Authorities to grant Air Peace landing slots, which experts say will likely be Heathrow.
Recall Air Peace had earlier rejected the offer to fly from London Stansted or Gatwick, insisting that it is either Heathrow Airport (LHR) or nothing.
The rejection may not be unconnected with the fact that Heathrow will give Air Peace and its passengers more connectivity options.
Meanwhile, the airline’s stations nationwide have been decorated to reflect the celebrations and it is running social media trivia contests to reward lucky customers with free flight tickets.
The Spokesperson of Air Peace, Stanley Olisa, expressed joy that the airline is one year closer to a decade and continues to create a significant impact in West and Central Africa’s aviation landscape.
“Today, we celebrate our growth, from kicking off in 2014, with a fleet of 7 aircraft to becoming an aviation giant in West and Central Africa. But we could not have come this far without the support of our esteemed customers and other key stakeholders whose efforts have been greatly instrumental to our success.
“As we celebrate 9 years of peaceful connectivity across 21 domestic, 8 regional, and 5 international destinations, we deeply appreciate our esteemed customers. Their patronage, trust, and support have been the biggest drivers of our growth.
“As a forward-thinking airline, we shall continue to optimize our operations, modernize our fleet, and boost our workforce to deliver world-class flight services in the markets where we operate. This year alone, we launched Mumbai, Tel Aviv, and Lome and operated a historic flight to Antigua and Barbuda.
“We are not stopping. Jeddah is billed for launch on October 31, 2023. London is also starting soon. The E175s will start coming in next year. There is a lot to expect in the next few months. The flying public should keep choosing Air Peace as we continue to prioritize their safety and comfort.”
Olisa further said members of the public should participate in the airline’s social media trivia contest to stand a chance to win free flight tickets to any of its domestic destinations, adding that tickets would also be won in-flight.
Source: The Will