LONDON – Nigerian flag carrier Air Peace has taken delivery of two new Airbus A320 aircraft. This brings their Airbus A320 fleet tally to 10 aircraft.
The carrier stated on its social media channels that “these new aircraft will help in strengthening our operations as the festive period approaches while supporting new connections & increased frequencies on specific routes.”
According to Nigerian Flight Deck, Stanley Olisa, a spokesperson for Air Peace further clarified the domestic and regional service enhancements:
“These two new Airbus aircraft, in addition to the eight we already have, will further help us in strengthening our operations as Yuletide approaches and as we restart Yola, Uyo and Monrovia services and support our new connections as well as increased frequencies on specific routes.”
The two new A320s arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport last Friday night, November 25.
The Nigerian carrier took delivery of 2 Airbus A320s at exactly the same time last year, with the 162-seater aircraft both arriving at Murtala Muhammed International Airport on November 25, 2021.
At that time, spokesperson Stanley Olisa had noted that the aircraft were inducted to meet the growing travel demand in the Nigerian and larger West African markets.
At the time Olisa also referred to the airline’s proposed uptake of additional Embraer E195-E2 regional E-Jets.
On receipt of the two aircraft last November, Olisa had stated: “Air Peace is committed to reducing the air travel burden of Nigerians and these new airplanes are a testament to this commitment.”
The airline then took delivery of two wet leased Airbus A320-200 aircraft in January 2022, from the EU-based charter operator SmartLynx Airlines.
According to Planespotters data, Air Peace is currently operating a fleet of 39 aircraft regionally, comprising: 10 Airbus A320s, 13 Boeing 737s, 3 Boeing 777s, 5 Embraer E2s and 8 Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft.
About Air Peace
Air Peace is a private Nigerian airline founded in 2013 with its head office in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria. It is the flag carrier and the largest airline of Nigeria and West Africa.
Air Peace, which provides passenger and charter services, serves the major cities of Nigeria and flies to several West African destinations and the Middle East. The airline also established a subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper, in 2018.
The airline flies to major cities in Nigeria at the lowest fares. It also operates to Accra, Freetown, Banjul, Dakar, Monrovia, Dubai International Airport, and connects to 23 other destinations.