From Suleiman Idris, Lagos
The ancient city of Kano and Yola will soon witness a new entrant airline as leading Nigeria indigenous carrier, Air Peace has promised to open up the economy of the North and address its hitherto air transport challenges.
The airline said it is also set to up the anthem on it regional and international network with the arrival of a new Boeing 737-300 giving it a big boost on it planned routes.
The new B737 was flown into the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos last week by Capt. Ikechukwu Paul Ugochukwu and his team made it the third Boeing 737 Air Peace received in 2017.
Others had arrived on February 21 and June 16 while it also acquired six Embraer 145, a couple of Boeing 737 and two Boeing 777 to bring its fleet size to 24 aircraft to drive its massive domestic, regional and international expansion project.
Speaking on the delivery of the new aircraft marked 5N-BUK and named Mathias Eburuo Onyema, Air Peace Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Allen Onyema said it was evidence of the seriousness of the carrier’s pledge to deepen air connectivity in Nigeria and the West Coast of Africa as well as make a difference on the international aviation scenes.
An elated Onyema assured that the new aircraft would boost the carrier’s effort to sustain its on-time reputation, especially during the yuletide operations.
He added that the airline would shortly take delivery of the two Boeing 777 aircraft it recently acquired for its Dubai, London, Houston, Guangzhou-China, Mumbai and Johannesburg routes.
He thanked air travellers for supporting Air Peace in the last three years of its existence to become the leader of Nigeria’s aviation industry, assuring that the airline would continue to prioritise their safety and comfort.