• Chidozie Uzoezie

Air Peace to Add Embraer ERJ-145s to its Domestic Fleet

In a bid to open up more domestic routes in Nigeria, Air Peace has said it will add a number of Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets to its current fleet of 13 aircraft.

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, disclosed this to the press while receiving the airline's 13th aircraft at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos two weeks ago.

“In a couple of weeks, more B737, B777 and Embraer 145 jets will be joining to increase our growing fleet to 22. We are ready and determined to cover more Nigerian cities with our Embraer jets", Onyema said.

Air Peace chairman/CEO, Allen Onyema, said the Embraer Jets would be used to expand the carrier's domestic network beyond the current Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Benin City, Calabar, Owerri, Port Harcourt Omagwa, and Enugu.

Speaking to the National Association of the Niger-Delta Students who paid him a courtesy visit in May, Onyema had said the Embraer jets would be used to serve Asaba and Warri airports both in Delta State in the oil-rich Niger-Delta area of Nigeria.

Air Peace currently operates a fleet of 13 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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