- Air Peace Acquires New Aircraft to Improve Operations
Air Peace, Nigeria’s leading airline, added a new aircraft to its fleet on Wednesday as it took delivery of ERJ-145 aircraft at the Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.
The new aircraft with registration number 5N-BXG arrived Lagos on Wednesday from Morocco, Stanley Olisa, the senior Communication Executive of the company disclosed on Wednesday to Newsmen.
“Air Peace is very happy to announce the arrival of its seventh Embraer 145 Jet, which has been undergoing routine checks in Morocco”, the Air Peace spokesman said.
Olisa added that with this new delivery, Air Peace now has 27 aircraft in its fleet. This, he said would help the airline ease travelers’ burden and enhance its operations in Nigeria and beyond.
“With this latest ERJ-145, we now have 27 aircraft. Do not forget that we’re still expecting some of the Embraer 195-E2 Jets we ordered last year”, he added.
It should be recalled that the Founder and CEO of the company, Allen Onyema, was indicted by the Department of Justice, the United State of America for money laundering.
The CEO denied all allegations of fraud, saying they were false and does not represent his person as all he wanted was to create jobs for Nigerians and support the nation’s growth.
“As the press statement clearly stated, these are indictment that only contains charges. I am innocent of all charges and the US government will find no dirt on me because I have never conducted business with any illegalities.
“Be rest assured that I also have my lawyers on this and these mere allegations will be refuted. I never laundered money in my life, neither have I committed bank fraud anywhere in the world. Every Kobo I transferred to the US for aircraft purchase went through the Central Bank of Nigeria LC regime and all were used for the same purpose.
“The American companies that received the funds are still in business. I never took a penny from any US bank or Nigerian bank. I am willing to defend my innocence in the US courts,” Onyema stated.