BY SEYIFUNMI LUMEKO
British authorities have denied Air Peace landing permit, a Nigerian airline, that volunteered to evacuates the stranded Nigerians in the United Kingdom as a result of the COVID-19.
It was gathered that the evacuation flight which was earlier scheduled to depart London Heathrow airport on Monday is now billed for Gatwick airport on Tuesday.
Ferdinand Nwonye, the Spokesperson to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.
According to him, a UK airline, Air Partner will now operate the flight.
His words: “It is pertinent to note that Air Peace gracefully contracted Air Partner to operate these charter flights on its behalf at a much higher cost than the ticket fares paid by the prospective evacuees.
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“In the light of the foregoing, the Federal Government wishes to extend its appreciation to the chairman and management of Air Peace Limited for their commitments and patriotism in ensuring that our stranded nationals in the United Kingdom return home safely.”