• Chidozie Uzoezie

Expansion Drive: Air Peace Takes Delivery of 13th Aircraft

Nigeria's fastest growing airline, Air Peace, has taken delivery of its thirteenth aircraft, giving boost to the airline's drive to increase its fleet to 22.

The new aircraft, a Boeing 737-300, named Caroline Agbasile (Nee Onyema), touched down at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos at about 12.30pm on Friday, was warmly welcomed by a cross section of the airline's staff.

The delivery flight which arrived Lagos via Abuja, had the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema on board.

According to Onyema, more aircraft including Boeing 737s, Boeing 777 and Embraer 145 jets will be joining the airline in a couple of weeks to increase its fleet to 22.

"We are ready and determined to cover more Nigerian cities with our Embraer jets. We will also deploy more B737 aircraft to strengthen our regional operations, which we started with our first flight into Accra-Ghana on February 16. We will soon launch more routes in the West Coast of Africa, including Lome, Abidjan, Douala, Dakar and Niamey.

We are doing everything to give our esteemed guests the best long-haul flight experience with our Boeing 777 aircraft. With God on our side and with the support of our valued guests, we are sure of delivering a whole new experience on the London, Atlanta, Dubai, Mumbai, Guangzhou-China and South Africa routes soon", he said.

On 21 February, 2017, Air Peace took delivery of its twelfth aircraft, a 114-seat Boeing 737-500.

Air Peace currently operates a fleet of 12 aircraft to 10 domestic destinations including Lagos, Abuja, Benin, Enugu, Owerri, Calabar, Enugu, Sokoto and Port Harcourt. Regionally, it operates to Accra, Ghana.

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