NIGERIA –Air Peace, one of Nigeria’s leading domestic airline, has acquired a new Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft to enhance its operations.

According to Air Peace’s Senior Communication Executive, Mr Stanely Olisa, the new aircraft with registration number 5N-BXG has already arrived in Lagos from Morocco, Stanley Olisa.

Mr Stanley Olisa, said that the 50-seater jet would be the airline’s third of its kind and its commissioning had increased the airline’s fleet to 27.

‘’With this latest ERJ-145, we now have 27 aircraft. We are still expecting some of the Embraer 195-E2 jets we ordered last year,” said Mr. Olisa.

He further noted that the airline would interconnect various cities in the country better and had plans to soon begin international flights to Johannesburg, London, Houston and Mumbai.

Olisa stated that last year, at the Dubai Airshow, the airline signed an order for three E195-E2 Jets in addition to the 10 that it had ordered before the show.

According to Olisa, the orders with Embraer made the airline the launch customer of the aircraft in Africa.

The new aircraft acquisition by Air peace follows the commission of a new Boeing 737-300 plane by the airlines competitor, Dana Air.

Dana Air said that the new aircraft acquisition was in line with its current strategic plans of gradually phasing out its existing aircraft, the McDonnel Douglas (MD083).

Earlier this year, Air Peace, was by the Federal Government to operate flight services to Tel Aviv, Israel.

The Chairman of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, had told journalists then that the designation would help Nigeria to benefit from a Bilateral Air Service Agreement that has been in existence for several decades.

Onyema had said that the airline had also been given the right to fly to Mumbai, India, adding that the service would commence by March.

Air Peace was founded in 2013 as private Nigerian airline which provides passenger and charter services.

The airline serves the major cities of Nigeria and flies to several West African destinations including Banjul in Gambia, Accra in Ghana and Dakar in Senegal.