The airline of the moment, Air Peace, has taken delivery of a new B737-800NG aircraft to boost regional and domestic operations.
The Corporate Communications Executive of the airline, Stanley Olisa, disclosed the new acquisition to newsmen on Friday in Lagos.
According to Olisa, the new fleet arrived on Thursday night at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Olisa described the airbus as a 160-seater aircraft comprising 16 business class and 144 economy class seats.
“Air Peace, West and Central Africa’s largest airline, last year became the first airline in sub-Saharan Africa to place a firm order for 10 B737 Max,” Olisa stated.
“The airline earlier this year made an order for 20 brand new 124 seater E195-E2 jets from Embraer, thereby making history as the launch customer of this new aircraft in the entire Africa.”
He added that with the addition to the airline fleets, Air Peace would soon commence services on international routes such as London, Houston, Johannesburg, Mumbai and Guangzhou.
Recall, Air Peace became more prominent when the airline singlehandedly evacuated over 800 Nigerians stranded in South Africa after xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners.