DOMESTIC airline Air Peace has officially deployed its three brand new Embraer 195-E2 airplanes for scheduled flight operations as part of its ongoing expansion programme aimed at expanding its presence in the Nigerian market.
Highly praised for its role during the height of the coronavirus pandemic when it successfully evacuated Nigerian citizens from around the world, Air Peace has been touted as a future national carrier. Although it is primarily a domestic airline, of late, Air Peace has begun to expand into the international market.
As from December 2020, Air Peace began flying to Kingston in Jamaica as well as commence into Accra, Banjul, Freetown, Dakar, Monrovia, Dubai and Johannesburg. As part of this expansion plan, the airline bought three ultramodern 124-seat capacity jets, which were delivered in the first half of 2021.
They were put into operation on Monday, July 19, amidst a lot fanfare and excitement. Air Peace spokesperson Stanley Olisa said the airline was delighted to deploy the brand new Embraer aircraft for flight operations.
Mr Olisa said: “Air Peace cares so much about the comfort of its customers. That explains why we keep investing in brand new aircraft to give the average passenger a memorable experience to look forward to on-board. This fleet expansion is also driven by our ambition to provide numerous connections for the flying public.”
He added that the first set of passengers who flew on the E195-E2 aircraft expressed their happiness about the multiple bags of goodies the flight offered. They also expressed excitement over the unparalleled comfort they experienced on-board.
Air Peace has taken delivery of three E195-E2 aircraft this year, from the 13 on the firm’s order and has bought rights for 17 of the same aircraft type. Air Peace had announced that it was expecting five more of the aircraft before the year runs out.