The United Kingdom has denied an Air Peace Airline flight deployed to evacuate stranded Nigerians in the country landing rights.
A statement released by the Nigeria high commission in London on Sunday, said the evacuation flights from Heathrow to Abuja and Lagos would now depart on Tuesday, July 14.
According to the statement, the flights would depart from Gatwick Airport aboard an Air Partner flight.
“This is to inform all prospective evacuees that have been issued tickets for the Air Peace flights departing on July 13, 2020, from London Heathrow to Abuja and Lagos, that due to landing clearance issues, the flights have been rescheduled to depart on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 10:00am from Gatwick Airport,” the statement read.
“Furthermore, Air Peace Airlines has contracted Air Partner to operate the flight on its behalf and any other information will be communicated directly to the passengers.
“In light of the foregoing, the mission wishes to extend its appreciation to the chairman and management of Air Peace Limited for ensuring that our stranded nationals in the United Kingdom returm home safely.”