Air Peace’s Boeing 777-300 aircraft arrives to open new routes


Air Peace airlines at the weekend took delivery of the second Boeing 777 aircraft in preparation for its new six international destinations .

The much bigger Boeing777 – 300 plane , which arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) , Lagos at 1: 36 pm on Saturday , has a 320 – seat capacity spread across the first , business and economic class categories .

The aircraft , formerly leased and operated by Emirates airlines , is now fully owned by Air Peace.

It is the second of the four newly acquired Beoing777 by the airline .

The first came into Lagos some months ago.

Chief Operating Officer of the airline , Oluwatoyin Olajide , said the huge investment in the state -of -the -art equipment was part of their commitment to creating jobs for Nigerians and competing on the international routes .

Olajide said : “This is part of what we are using for international flights. The Federal Government has given us approval to fly to six destinations: London , South Africa , Dubai , Houston , China and India .

“We look forward to commencing these routes before the end of this quarter. Air Peace is pro -Nigeria .

This equipment will support the economy by creating new jobs and also increase the number of passengers airlifted , which of course will generate more revenue, ” she said.

The airlines commended the Minister of State for Aviation , Hadi Sirika and President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting Nigerian airlines with the removal of value added tax and granting of waivers on aircraft spares.

The Chief Pilot , Captain Victor Egonu and his Senior First Officer, Emmanuel Iwhiwhu , flew the aircraft from Israel , down to Dublin where it was branded and flown onwards to Nigeria .



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