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Air Peace Orders Five New Embraer E175s for Fleet Expansion and Renewal

Our Bureau - : Sep 15, 2023 - : 9:31 am

Nigeria based Air Peace, West Africa’s largest airline, has placed a firm order for five Embraer E175 aircraft.

The acquisition is in line with Air Peace’s determination to become the operator of the largest and youngest fleet of aircraft in Africa. Deliveries of the 88 seat aircraft start in 2024. The value of the order, at list price, is US$288.3m.

Already an operator of Embraer’s newest and largest jet, the E195-E2, the smaller aircraft will complement the airlines’ existing fleet, allowing Air Peace to match capacity to demand, protecting yields and route viability.

“This is another important step in helping to realize our ambition to connect the whole of Nigeria with the entire African continent, while also feeding passengers into long-haul flights from our Lagos hub,” said Chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema. “The acquisition enables us to continue delivering on our ‘no-city-left-behind’ initiative – connectivity is what our passengers, and Africa, demand. The deal also paves the way to establish local maintenance capabilities in Nigeria, with direct support from Embraer.”

“Air Peace’s strategic and innovative approach continues to make them a powerhouse of aviation success in West Africa,” said Stephan Hannemann, Embraer VP Sales & Marketing, Head of Africa & Middle East Region, Commercial Aviation. “Already an E2 operator, it now makes sense to upgauge their ERJ145 fleet, offering passengers more seats and comfort with the E175. The commonality of the cockpits between the E1 and E2 fleet also simplifies aircrew costs and management.”

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