Air Peace has taken delivery of a second Boeing 777-300 aircraft and says that it would soon commence international flights to London, Houston, Dubai, Sharjah, Guangzhou-China, Mumbai and Johannesburg.
The new Boeing 777-300 320-seater aircraft christened ‘Ojochide’ and marked 5N-BUU was flown into Murtala Mohammed International Airport by Captain Victor Egonu, Air Peace Chief Pilot and Emmanuel Iwhiwhu, Senior First Officer.
Speaking after the arrival of the aircraft, the Chairman of Airpeace, Mr. Allen Onyema, said that the airline was now ready to commence international operations and fix the challenges of Nigerians, Africans and other travelers on long-haul routes. According to him, Air Peace’s international operations would boost Nigeria’s economy, create more jobs in the aviation sector and offer travelers an exceptional choice.
“We are very happy we’ve taken delivery of another of our Boeing 777 aircraft in preparation for our international operations and we are looking at commencing operations on one of the routes before the last quarter of the year. “We believe that this will enable us create more employment opportunities for Nigerians because that is the reason we exist. We want to help curb the unemployment situation in the country,” Mr. Allen Onyema said.
Mr. Onyema also said that Air Peace would take delivery of additional two more Boeing 777-300 aircraft before the end of the year to boost the airline’s international operations. He commended the Federal Government for supporting Nigerian airlines with the removal of value added tax and waivers on aircraft spares.
The Chief Pilot of Air Peace, Captain Victor Egonu, said the B777 is a state-of-the-art aircraft with high performance capacity. The B777-300 aircraft has 12 first class, 48 business class and 260 economy class seats.
Also, Egonu described the B777-300 as a state-of-the-art equipment with high performance capacity. The B777-300 aircraft has 12 first class, 48 business class and 260 economy class seats.