Lagos - Nigerian airline operator Air Peace has received its third Boeing 777-300ER. The company is the first and only airline in the country to acquire and operate Boeing 777-300ERs.
Air Peace received the first two copies last year in February and August. The new 777-300ER landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3:20 p.m. local on March 20.
It was welcomed with the traditional water cannon salute. Air Peace plans to use its latest 777-300ER on routes to Sharjah, Dubai, London, Houston, Guangzhou-China, Mumbai and Johannesburg.
Air Peace Chief Executive Officer Allen Onyema said the airline secured a special place in the market with these acquisitions. Onyema also added they need the support of Nigerians and the Nigerian government as the airline gears up to represent the country's civil aviation on the global scale.
Founded in 2013, Air Peace operates 13 Boeing 737 (eight Boeing 737-300, five Boeing 737-500), two Boeing 777-200ER, three Boeing 777-300ER, six Embraer ERJ145. In addition to the ten Boeing 737 MAX 8 on order (deliveries are set to begin in 2023), the Nigerian carrier expects one more Boeing 777-300ER by the end of the year.
On March 21, CEO Allen Onyema told local reporters that Air Peace would review its 737 MAX 8 order according to the results of the ongoing investigations.