Air Peace airlines over the weekend took delivery of the second Boeing 777 aircraft in preparation for its new six international destinations.
The much bigger Boeing777-300 plane, which arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos at 1:36pm on Saturday, has a 320-seat capacity spread across the first, business and economic class categories.
The aircraft, formerly leased and operated by Emirates airlines, is now fully owned by Air Peace.
It is the second of the four newly acquired Beoing777 by the airline.
The first came into Lagos some months ago.
Chief Operating Officer of the airline, Oluwatoyin Olajide, said the huge investment in the state-of-the-art equipment was part of their commitment to creating jobs for Nigerians and competing on the international routes.
Olajide said: “This is part of what we are using for international flights. The Federal Government has given us approval to fly to six destinations: London, South Africa, Dubai, Houston, China and India.
“We look forward to commencing these routes before the end of this quarter. Air Peace is pro-Nigeria.
This equipment will support the economy by creating new jobs and also increase the number of passengers airlifted, which of course will generate more revenue,” she said.
The airlines commended the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika and President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting Nigerian airlines with the removal of value added tax and granting of waivers on aircraft spares
The Chief Pilot, Captain Victor Egonu and his Senior First Officer, Emmanuel Iwhiwhu, flew the aircraft from Israel, down to Dublin where it was branded and flown onwards to Nigeria.