Nigeria’s biggest carrier to acquire more aircraft to deepen market penetration

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Air Peace, Nigeria’s biggest carrier has disclosed that the airline will be acquiring more narrow-body and wide-body aircraft to deepen its no-city-left-behind project.

Allen Onyema, the carrier’s Chairman said the airline, which recently placed a firm order for 10 brand new Embraer 195-E2 jets and purchase rights for 20 aircraft of the same model, had ordered seven more 50-seater Embraer 145 jets to strengthen its operations under its subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper. The airline had earlier taken delivery of six Embraer 145 jets.

Onyema disclosed these during the inauguration of its board members in Lagos.  

Emeka Ngige, Renowned lawyer, Mutiu Sunmonu, former Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company, Benedict Adeyileka, former acting Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, and other new directors of Air Peace have assured of their readiness to work with Allen Onyema, and Alice Onyema, Vice Chairman, to deliver on the airline’s vision to transform air travel and project a positive image for Nigeria in the global aviation community.

The new directors of the airline, including Ekaete Bassey Okoro, the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Topnotch Integrated Concepts Limited, Mohammed Danjuma, Coordinator of the North East Recovery and Stability Programme (NERSP), Oluwatoyin Olajide, the carrier’s Chief Operating Officer, and Ejiro Eghagha, Chief of Administration and Finance, made the pledge on Wednesday in Lagos when they were inaugurated as members of Air Peace Board of Directors.

In a related development, Allen Onyema, Air Peace Chairman has urged Nigerians with means to invest in the country to complement the economic development efforts of the government, saying he set up the airline primarily to create jobs for the people and give the country a place of pride in the global aviation community. 

Onyema spoke during the inauguration of Ngige, Sunmonu, Adeyileka, Read More...

Air Peace to deploy B777 on Kano, Abuja, Port Harcourt routes ahead Sharjah launch

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West and Central Africa’s biggest airline, Air Peace, will on Friday give travelers on the Kano-Abuja-Kano route a feel of its soon-to-launch international flight service.
The airline said it had scheduled its Boeing 777 aircraft to service its Kano-Abuja and Abuja-Kano operations on Friday.
A statement issued by Chris Iwarah, Air Peace corporate communications manager, said the carrier would also repeat its Boeing 777 operations on the Abuja-Port Harcourt and Port Harcourt-Abuja routes on Friday.
The carrier pulled a big surprise on the travelling public with the deployment of its wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft for its domestic operations on the Port Harcourt-Abuja and Abuja-Port Harcourt routes on Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Surprised members of the public praised the airline for giving its domestic passengers a foretaste of its long-haul service, saying the carrier was on the right track to provide an exceptional international travel experience.
The airline had assured that the showpiece flights on Good Friday and Easter Monday were the first of a series of domestic flights it intended to operate with its Boeing 777 aircraft ahead of the launch of its international flights starting with Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Air Peace says it will also operate long-haul flights to Dubai, Johannesburg, Guangzhou, London, Houston and Mumbai. The airline has so far acquired four Boeing 777 aircraft for its long-haul operations. Three of the wide-body aircraft have already been delivered to the carrier.
Iwarah said the flights planned for Friday were in fulfilment of the airline’s promise to “give Nigerians and the travelling public a taste of the luxury to expect on our international routes launching soon.”
He added: “The deployment of our beautiful big birds, the Boeing 777 on our Port Harcourt-Abuja and Abuja-Port Harcourt routes on Good Friday and Easter Read More...