Allen Onyema, the chief executive officer of Air Peace has said there are sponsored efforts toward frustrating the Operation of the Airline.
The Air Peace boss in an interview with Channels shared on App X, said that ‘taking Air Peace off’ will make Nigeria pay 20 times over for flight tickets.
Onyema recounted his experience in the groundbreaking Air Peace Lagos to London flight, the associated challenges, and the support from the federal government of Nigeria.
Recall that Techeconomy reported Air Peace’s commencement of services on Lagos-London route after it announced plans to begin direct flight operations on March 10, 2024, during a pre-launch forum organized by the airline in February.
Present at the inaugural flight to London is the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo; Doris Uzoka-Anita, among others.
Speaking further, Onyema, the Ananmbra born lawyer turn businessman, while  unraveling the details surrounding the operation of the Airline,  noted that there is the devilish conspiracy from the international Airlines, which as in less than one month begin to splash their price in a way that is lower than the cost of  operation.
In his words: It’s a devilish conspiracy; all of a sudden airlines are underpricing that is below the cost of operation in not more than one month.  One other airlines was advertising $100, another one is $350.
“If you filled up the entire Aircraft and carry people on the wind it is not even enough to buy your fuel so why I they even doing that?  Their governments are supporting them because Nigeria has been cash out for everybody.
According to him, the Governments of those Airlines support them because they want to take   Air Peace out and the moment they succeed in taking Air Peace out, Nigerians will pay 20times over once again, it is going to happen, God forbid if they take Air Peace out.
While narrating the challenge he is faced with in the industry, particularly as it has to do with the newly launched Lagos to London direct flight.
He said “let me tell you this, on the first day, that is the inaugural flight out of London, 24 hours to the time, they moved us to another checking area other than the place assigned to us, the place they gave us, the carousel was not walking so when you check in people, you need to manually carry the load, which is 50meters away somewhere else to go and drop them just to delay us.
“No  other airline faces that, they did not allow us  to land at Heathrow Airport,  even  when we to Gatwick Airport  they say no slot  is available, when we push and push they gave us scattered slot, today 3:Pm , the next day 2:am who does that?
Onyema was how however  grateful to the Federal Government of Nigeria,  and the Festus Keyamo, the minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development who came to the succour of the Air Peace.
Festus Keyamo, Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development of Nigeria
According to him, Festus Keyamo had to wade in, went to London with us and to warn them, that if they continue the foolish act, the government of Nigeria will retaliate and this is from the President of the federal Republic of Nigeria.
It is important to note that , with Air Peace’s entry into London Gatwick, not only will the country be saved scarce foreign exchange, but her citizens will benefit from reduced airfares, avoid exploitation by foreign airlines, and benefit from direct flights into the United Kingdom and other parts of the world where that is Possible
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