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Nigeria's Air Peace Acquires a Boeing 737-800 Next Generation

Nigeria's leading carrier, Air Peace, has brought in a Boeing 737-800NG to help sustain its expansion as well as its domestic and regional operations.

The aircraft arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos at about 8pm yesterday (Thursday) from Europe.

The Next Generation aircraft offers a total of 160 seats including 16 Business Class seats and 144 economy class seats.

Last year, Air Peace became the first airline in sub-Saharan Africa to order 10 Boeing 737 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 the entire Africa.

It would be recalled that in 2017, Air Peace became the first airline to acquire and register a Boeing 777 in Nigeria. It had gone on to acquire three more Boeing 777s for its international operations which it kick-started on July 5, 2019, with flights to Dubai through the Sharjah International Airport.

The airline is poised to take, very soon, on more international routes like London, Houston, Johannesburg, Bombay, Guangzhou, etc.

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