By Chinedu Eze
Nigeria’s leading carrier, Air Peace, has taken delivery of a new ERJ-145 aircraft to help boost its domestic and regional operations.
The aircraft, with registration number 5N-BXG, arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos at late Wednesday from Morocco.
Disclosing this to Newsmen, Senior Communications Executive of the airline, Mr. Stanley Olisa, stated that the new aircraft is a 50-seater jet.
“Air Peace is very happy to announce the arrival of its seventh Embraer 145 Jet, which has been undergoing routine checks in Morocco”, the Air Peace spokesman said.
Olisa, who restated the airline’s determination to ease the burden of travel in Nigeria and beyond, noted that the airline now has 27 aircraft in its fleet.
”With this latest ERJ-145, we now have 27 aircraft. Do not forget that we’re still expecting some of the Embraer 195-E2 Jets we ordered last year”, he added.
He assured the flying public that the airline is poised to interconnect various cities in the country and promised more domestic and international routes like Johannesburg, London, Houston and Mumbai.
Air Peace last year, at the Dubai Airshow, signed an order for three E195-E2 Jets.
That was in addition to the 10 aircraft earlier ordered; so with these orders from Embraer, the airline became the launch customer of this type of aircraft in Africa.