On Thursday, Nigerian airline, Air Peace, took delivery of a brand new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft. Air Peace CEO
The aircraft is the second of the 13 the airline ordered in 2019.
Two months ago, Air Peace took delivery of its first Embraer 195-E2 aircraft.
The recent air line’s second delivery arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, around 2pm on Thursday.
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It was an ecstatic atmosphere as there was a ceremonial water canon by the firefighting officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) when the aircraft landed. Air Peace CEO
On ground to receive the brand new aircraft was the airline’s Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Allen Onyema.
Mr. Allen Onyema stated that with the arrival of more of the brand new aircraft, the airline would gradually eliminate old planes in its fleet.
Nevertheless, he said the airline’s order for the 10 Boeing Max 737 planes is still intact, noting that the order would not be cancelled.
See the airline’s CEO, together with some cabin crew, posing with the latest acquisition, an Embraer 195-E2.
In a tweet, the airline wrote: Air Peace CEO
Today, March 18, 2021, we received our second brand new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft out of the 13 ordered. We’re expecting more brand new E195-E2s before the year runs out and we’ll keep providing more connections for the flying public. Congratulations, Flygerians!
Onyema said :
“With the arrival of more brand new aircraft, we might be phasing out any ageing Boeing Aircraft in our fleet but we are not phasing out Boeing. Don’t forget we have an order for 10 Boeing 737 Max. Our order is still intact. We are not cancelling it. Air Peace CEO
“Once all these E195-E2 aircraft arrive, it will provide over 8000 jobs beside energising our economy. We are happy to be a participant in boosting the GDP of our country. This is the mission of this airline. This airline was created to create jobs.”
He said the brand new aircraft would be deployed for its regional and domestic operations.