Air Peace takes delivery of its 4th Embraer E195-E2
Air Peace, the first African operator of the Embraer E195-E2, has an order book of 13 aircraft and purchase rights for 17 additional units for a total value of $2.2 billion at list price.
Air Peace's fourth Embraer E195-E2 landed in Abuja on Thursday 23 September at around 2pm, after a two-day journey from the Brazilian manufacturer's workshops. The aircraft, registered 5N-BYI, is expected in the Nigerian economic capital Lagos later this evening. Like the first three, the aircraft is also configured in double class with 12 seats in Business class and 112 seats in Economy class. The private carrier took delivery of its first Brazilian-built aircraft in January, making it the launch airline for this aircraft in Africa.
And better still, the first carrier in the world to benefit from Embraer's new Premium cabin, which offers a staggered seat option in Business Class. The other two aircraft were delivered in March and June respectively. Air Peace is counting on the good cost competitiveness of this aircraft to rebuild its domestic and continental network. From its hub in Lagos, the aircraft, which has a range of 2,600 NM, can reach more than 90% of African capitals, as well as parts of Europe and the Middle East.
The E195-E2 is the perfect aircraft to expand our national and regional operations. We are aware of the aircraft's impressive economic performance," commented Air Peace President and CEO Allen Onyema. "The E195-E2 aircraft will further assist us in our ambition to connect not only the whole of Nigeria, but the entire African continent, while feeding long haul flights from our Lagos hub".
Air Peace's fleet also includes a dozen Boeing 737ceo, two 777-300s, one 777-200 and eight ERJ145s (assigned to its younger subsidiary Air Peace Hopper).