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 .