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Norse Atlantic Airways to Operate Charter Flights on Behalf of Air Peace Under ACMI Agreement

Norse Atlantic Airways has entered in to an ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) agreement with Air Peace to operate four weekly flights between London Gatwick and Lagos, Nigeria from April 2024.


Norse Atlantic Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - Courtesy Norse Atlantic Airways

On Monday (February 26, 2024), Norse Atlantic Airways announced that they will operate flights between London Gatwick and Lagos, Nigeria under and ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) agreement with Air Peace.  Starting in April 2024, initially for two months with the potential of a longer agreement, the ACMI charter will operate four times weekly providing reliable connections between these key cities.  Norse will be using slots allocated to Air Peace at London Gatwick to facilitate the new route.


In Monday’s announcement, Norse Atlantic Airways’ Founder and CEO, Bjørn Tore Larsen, said,


“We are thrilled to be working with Air Peace to launch this ACMI charter service between London Gatwick and Lagos.  This collaboration represents an exciting opportunity to leverage our expertise in charter operations to deliver a reliable and high-quality service to Air Peace and their customers.”


Also commenting on the new ACMI agreement, Air Peace’s Chairman and CEO, Allen Onyema, said,


“Air Peace is delighted to have signed this partnership deal with Norse Atlantic Airways for the commencement of our London service. As we make a foray into the European market, we are confident that this strategic partnership will further position us to surpass the expectations of our customers, offering them superior air travel experience while we continue to optimise our operations for more innovative service delivery.”


Founded in March 2021 by major shareholder and CEO Bjørn Tore Larsen, Norse Atlantic Airways offers affordable transatlantic and European flights.  The airline’s first flight between Oslo and the U.S. departed on June 14, 2022.  The company’s head office is located in Arendal, Norway, and Norse has a second office in London.  Norse has a fleet of 15 modern, fuel-efficient Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.  The carrier offers service to New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Miami, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangkok, Oslo, Athens, Paris, Rome, London, Berlin.

 

Commencing operations in October 2014, Air Peace is a leading West and Central Africa scheduled commercial carrier, and the largest airline in Nigeria.  Air Peace currently serves 21, domestic, 10 regional and six international destinations, including Dubai, Guangzhou, Jeddah, Tel Aviv, Johannesburg and Mumbai.  The carrier operates a modern fleet of over 30 aircraft, including three Boeing 777s, eight Embraer 145s, one Dornier 328, 13 Boeing 737s, fiver new Embraer E195-E2s (8 more on order) and 10 leased Airbus A320s.  Air Peace also has firm orders for five new Embraer E175s and 10 Boeing 737 MAX Family aircraft.



Source: Norse Atlantic Airways/Cision

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