Nigeria’s Overland Airways receives first Embraer E175

An Overland Airways E175 in the hangar
Photo Credit: Overland Airways

Last week, Overland Airways of Nigeria received the first of three new Embraer E175 E-Jets.  Overland Airways now has two 2 decades of service in the country, and this is to be the first E175 in its fleet. 

Landover Aviation Services Company, an affiliate of Overland Airways also holds options for three additional aircraft. 

Increasing Capabilities 


With the new Embraer aircraft in its fleet, the airline operates both scheduled and charter flights and plans to utilize the dual-class 88-seat E175s to increase its capabilities to expand cities in regional Nigeria and West Africa. 

The new Embraer E175s will complement its all-turboprop fleet and will expand its reach and network. 

Overland Airways Managing Director Capt. Edward Boyo stated:  “Overland has an ecosystem of aviation excellence crowned with its E175 fleet. With Embraer, we now have flexible options to grow our fleet and capacity to meet all future demand.”

Stephan Hannemann, Head of Africa & Middle East Region, Commercial Aviation, remarked: “The delivery of Overland’s first new E175 marks the beginning of an exciting chapter for the airline and Embraer.”

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“Nigeria represents one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world; Overland and Embraer are committed to supporting its continued success with a product line perfectly suited to build connectivity across West Africa.”

Overland Airways Growth

The new arrival of the new Embraer E175s will allow the airline to grow its presence in Nigeria. The airline is increasing its presence in the Western African nation very rapidly and has already built a new corporate office and hangar facilities in Lagos. 

The airline is an Approved Maintenance Organization under the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority certification.

Photo Credits: Overland Airways

Affiliate company Landover Aviation Services oversees one of IATA’s top ten aviation training schools in Africa, churning out the best pilots for the country. 

The Landover Aviation Business School specializes in airline technical and operations, aviation management, and travel and tourism.

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