Air Peace orders 10 Boeing MAX 8s

Nigerian airline Air Peace has placed an order for 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft during a signing ceremony in Lagos.

The airline is currently operating B737s between major cities in Central and West Africa, and is planning to launch its international flight operations soon. “We are excited to add the 737 MAX to our fleet as we expand our network to offer more destinations and serve more passengers,” said Allen Onyema, chairman and CEO, Air Peace Limited. “The fuel efficiency and superior operating economics of the 737 MAX will ensure that the aircraft will play a major role in growing our business in the years to come.”

The airline also recently added B777s to its fleet, taking delivery of its second of the type in August at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Ihssane Mounir, senior vice-president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company, said: “Africa is a growing market for commercial airplanes and we are proud that airlines like Air Peace are selecting Boeing aircraft to be part of that growth.” Mounir added that the order “reflects the strong demand that we are seeing for the 737 MAX.”

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