- Air Peace Takes Delivery Of B737-800 Aircraft
In a bid to boost its domestic and regional operations in line with its expansion plan, the Nigerian airline, Air Peace, has acquired a B737- 800NG.
The Corporate Communications Executive, Air Peace, Mr. Stanley Olisa, made the disclosure on Friday in Lagos.
According to Olisa, the aircraft arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at about 8 p.m. on Thursday from Europe.
He further disclosed that the new arrival is a 160 seater aircraft comprising 16 Business Class and 144 economy class seats.
“Air Peace, West, and Central Africa’s largest airline, last year, became the first airline in sub-Saharan Africa to place a firm order for 10 B737 Max.
“The airline earlier this year made an order for 20 brand new 124 seater E195-E2 jets from Embraer, thereby making history as the launch customer of this new aircraft in entire Africa,” he said.
The airline, he said, has successfully started operations on the Sharjah-Dubai route on July 5, and would soon begin services on international routes such as London, Houston, Johannesburg, Mumbai, and Guangzhou.
The new delivery has boosted Air Peace’s mission of becoming a profitable airline company and its plans of operating international routes is also a boost to the nation, its regional and international counterparts.
He acknowledged the support of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for creating the enabling environment, which, according to him, made it possible for the airline to achieve its aim within a short time of its existence.
“Our Chairman, Mr. Allen Onyema, is eternally grateful to President Buhari for making it possible for Air Peace to become what she is within the four years of the President’s regime.
“This is through the zero tax regime on imported commercial aircraft and aircraft spares introduced by his administration.”