Air Peace has taken delivery of one of its recently acquired B737-300 aircraft series to boost its services as it expands its operations to the West Coast and inter-continental routes.
Spokesman for the airline, Mr. Chris Iwarah said the aircraft which arrived at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos on the Christmas eve, would increase the airline’s fleet size to 24 aircraft “to drive its massive domestic, regional and international expansion project.”
Iwarah quoted the airline’s chairman and chief executive officer, Mr. Allen Onyema as saying that the aircraft marked 5N-BUK and christened Mathias Eburuo Onyema, was evidence of the seriousness of the carrier’s pledge to deepen air connectivity in Nigeria and the West Coast of Africa as well as make a difference on the international aviation scenes.
Onyema also assured that the new aircraft would boost the carrier’s effort to sustain its on-time reputation, especially during the yuletide operations.
Besides, the chief executive said the airline was set to commence flights to Yola and Kano to open up the economy of the North of Nigeria and address its air transport challenges.
Onyema also said the airline would soon announce a new date for the launch of its Freetown, Banjul and Dakar services, which were initially fixed for December 15, 2017 but had to be called off at the last minute due to the industrial unrest by Dakar Air Traffic Control.
He added that the airline would shortly take delivery of the two Boeing 777 aircraft it recently acquired for its Dubai, London, Houston, Guangzhou-China, Mumbai and Johannesburg routes.
He also used the opportunity to express appreciation to air travellers for supporting Air Peace in the last three years of its existence to become leader in the airline sub-sector of Nigeria’s aviation industry while assuring that the airline would continue to prioritise safety and comfort.