Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline, Air Peace on Thursday, took delivery of their first E195-E2 aircraft.
The aircraft, is the first E195-E2 aircraft in Africa. It’s a 124-seat capacity jet which offers superior travel experience.
Air Peace informed, that the aircraft is one of the 13 E2s ordered from the Embraer company in 2019.
Air Peace is the launch customer in Africa for the E2, the newest, most efficient, and most comfortable aircraft in the segment. The airline is also the global launch customer for Embraer’s innovative premium staggered seating design.
The Chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, said: “The E195-E2 is the perfect aircraft to expand our domestic and regional operations. We are aware of the aircraft’s impressive economic performance as well as its unique configuration, the major reasons we placed an order for this aircraft.
“It is also a historic feat as Air Peace will be the first to operate this aircraft model in the whole of Africa. The E195-E2 aircraft will further help us actualise our ambition of connecting not just the whole of Nigeria, but the entire African continent, while feeding long-haul flights from our Lagos hub.
“The acquisition will enable us to deliver on our ‘no-city-left-behind’ initiative, which is underpinned by our goal to reduce the air transportation burden of Africans“.