Air Peace has acquired new Boeing 777 aircraft in a bid to launch their long-haul international routes. The latest aircraft arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday and was welcomed with a traditional water salute performed by men of the fire service of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
The 320-seater Boeing 777-300 named after The Air Peace CEO’s wife “Ojochide” with mark 5N-BUU will be used to fly from Nigeria to London, Houston, Dubai, Sharjah, China, Mumbai and Johannesburg.
According to Air Peace Chief operating officer, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olajide, who represented Air peace Ceo, Allen Onyema said that two more aircraft will arrive Nigeria before the year ends. This will help them compete favourably in the international travel market and also create jobs for Nigerians.
The Boeing 777 is the second in the airline’s fleet and the first Nigeria carrier to take delivery of such aircraft type.
The date for the commencement of the international flights will be communicated soon by the airline.