Air Peace of Lagos, Nigera have been a bit busy recently – taking delivery of a Boeing 777, and now ordering 10 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft direct from Boeing.
The order was signed in Lagos for 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The airline currently uses a mixture of Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-500, Embraer ERJ-145, as well as a smattering of other aircraft types. The airline currently operates its 737 fleet to cities in Central and West Africa.
And as for the 777-200 and upcoming 777-300ER? International services are the name of the game here.
On the order 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, Allen Onyema, Chairman and CEO, Air Peace Limited stated:
“We are excited to add the 737 MAX to our fleet as we expand our network to offer more destinations and serve more passengers,”
“The fuel efficiency and superior operating economics of the 737 MAX will ensure that the aircraft will play a major role in growing our business in the years to come.”
On the sale, Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company states
“Africa is a growing market for commercial airplanes and we are proud that airlines like Air Peace are selecting Boeing aircraft to be part of that growth”
“This order reflects the strong demand that we are seeing for the 737 MAX as airlines choose the airplane’s superior performance and reliability.”
Its an interesting play for the airline which is starting to look beyond its traditional homes – and whilst the 737 MAX 8 should provide good options for regional operations, it’ll be interesting to see how far Air Peace actually flies these frames.
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