Obiora Okonkwo celebrates Air Peace’s inaugural London flight, says United Nigeria Airlines is next


Air Peace has made history with its inaugural flight from Lagos, Nigeria, to Gatwick, London, signaling a momentous leap forward for the Nigerian aviation industry.

Chairman of United Nigeria Airlines, Professor Obiora Okonkwo, who was aboard the flight to show support and solidarity for his brother, Barr. Allen Onyema, the owner of Air Peace said his airline, United Nigeria Airlines will be the next to ply the route.

In a statement by Uloka Chibuike, the
Public Relations Officer of United Nigeria Airlines,  Okonkwo declared that, “Today is our day of victory, our success, our Airpeace inaugural flight to London. London, here I come on board Airpeace. Congratulations to us. To God be the glory.”

Uloka said: “The launch of the Lagos-Gatwick route not only enhances connectivity between Nigeria and the United Kingdom but also sets the stage for the Nigerian aviation industry. This momentous occasion symbolizes Nigeria’s growing presence in the global aviation arena and signals a promising future for the nation’s aviation industry.

“As Air Peace blazes a trail to Gatwick, London, it paves the way for other Nigerian airlines to follow suit, fostering economic growth, job creation, and international partnerships.

“The success of this inaugural flight is a testament to the vision and determination of Nigerian aviation leaders, propelling the industry towards new heights of excellence and opportunity.

“With Air Peace’s inaugural flight to London, United Nigeria Airlines is next to hit the international routes.”

The recent friendship between Chief Allen Onyema and Obiora Okonkwo, has been hailed by many who think they would have been business rivals, as two competing brands.

Many have also expressed admiration for their partnership and support for each other. Both have continued to redefine friendly competition and put into practice the popular Igbo maxim, “Onye aghana Nwanne ya”.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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