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United Kingdom Denies Nigerian Airline Landing Permit for Evacuation
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United Kingdom Denies Nigerian Airline Landing Permit for Evacuation

The planned evacuation of Nigerians stranded in United Kingdom due to coronavirus pandemic has suffered a delay as British authorities denied a Nigerian airline, Air Peace, landing permit. The evacuation flight which was earlier scheduled to depart London Heathrow airport on Monday is now billed for Gatwick airport on Tuesday. The Spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ferdinand Nwonye, disclosed in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, saying a UK airline, Air Partner will now operate the flight. Sequel to the refusal of the UK to grant diplomatic landing clearance to Air Peace, the Federal Government said it appealed to the airline to engage the services of an alternative airline to airlift the stranded citizens instead of refunding their payments, hence the use of Air Partner, one o...