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Air Peace receives third Boeing 777 aircraft in 12 months


Air Peace once again raised the bar for the regional aviation industry after taking delivery of its third Boeing 777 aircraft within one year.


The airline took delivery of its first Boeing 777 aircraft marked 5N-BVE and named “Ifechukwu” on February 23, 2018, making history as the first Nigerian carrier to acquire and register the type of aircraft in the country. It received a second Boeing 777 marked 5N-BUU and named “Ojochide” only six months after on August 25, 2018. The airline’s latest aircraft, a third Boeing 777 marked 5N-BWI and named “Anuli Peggy Onyema” touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3:20pm on Wednesday.



Air Peace third Boeing 777 aircraft, 5N-BWI (Anuli Peggy Onyema) moments after arriving at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Wednesday


Air Peace said the latest aircraft in its fleet would boost its plans to soon fly to Sharjah, Dubai, London, Houston, Guangzhou-China, Mumbai and Johannesburg. While addressing reporters, Air Peace Chairman, Mr. Allen Onyema said the airline represented the bright future of Nigeria in the global aviation industry. He added: “We want to do this country very proud. We want to make every Nigerian proud of their own. My wife and I set up Air Peace to give back to society. This particular aircraft will create at least another 1,500 jobs. We already provide over 3,000 direct and 9,000 ancillary jobs. This airline is the biggest, not only in Nigeria, but the entire West Africa. This airline is respected worldwide."



Air Peace Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Allen Onyema (right) and Vice Chairman, Mrs. Alice Onyema (left) welcoming the flight crew, Capt. Jan Limbeek (2nd left) and Capt. Stan Went (2nd right) shortly after the arrival of the carrier’s third Boeing 777 aircraft, 5N-BWI (Anuli Peggy Onyema) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Wednesday


This comes shortly after Air Peace recently ranked #1 on our compilation of the "Best and Worst Nigerian Airlines of 2018" (see full list here: https://www.africlaim.com/blog/best-and-worst-nigerian-airlines-of-2018).