Air Peace Thursday took delivery of the third of its 13 brand new Embraer 195-E2s, saying before the end of 2022, it would have taken delivery of all the 13 aircraft on firm order.
The airline disclosed that it would immediately activate payment for additional 10 of the aircraft brand by the beginning of 2023, which would bring total arrivals to 23 aircraft.
Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema who spoke before the aircraft touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja from the Embraer Facility in São José Dos Campos in Brazil, said by year's end the airline would have taken delivery of eight of the aircraft type.
Onyema said the new additions would be deployed to new local, regional and international routes.
He said the aircraft would be deployed to strengthen the West Coast and open other African routes, saying the acquisition of the 30 brand new airplanes would further create additional 17, 000 jobs in the country.
"By next year, we hope to receive all the 13 airplanes we already made firm orders for and by the end of 2023, we intend to activate payment for another 10 of the aircraft brand, which will bring it to 2023.
Onyema lauded the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, for driving the change in the sector, stressing that the minister had ensured deep changes in the industry since his appointment about six years ago.
Director-General of the Nigerian civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu said the aviation industry is undergoing a paradigm shift with the brand new aircraft.