Air Peace to expand wings with three Embraer E195-E2 jets
Nov 19, 2019: Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline, Air Peace, has signed a contract with Embraer for its three additional E195-E2s at a value of US$212.6 million.
The signing, done at the 2019 Dubai Airshow, confirms purchase rights from the original contract, signed in April this year. The jets will be included in Embraer’s 2019 fourth-quarter backlog.
Set to be the first E-Jets E2 operator in Africa, Air Peace’s firm order, announced in April this year, is now for 13 E195-E2s with 17 purchase rights for the same model. The first delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.
“The E195-E2 is the perfect aircraft to expand our operations in Africa and this new order is a further confirmation of our ‘no-city-left-behind' initiative which we shall continue to execute. We are receiving impressive data about the aircraft’s economics now that is in revenue service, and this was a driver to place this new firm order with Embraer. We look forward to receiving our first aircraft, which will enhance connectivity in Nigeria and the African region, while feeding long-haul flights from our Lagos hub,” said Allen Onyema, chairman/CEO, Air Peace
“Air Peace will love the aircraft’s efficiency and the passenger will experience an unparalleled level of comfort, especially in first class – Air Peace is the launch customer for Embraer’s new premium staggered seating option. “We look forward to supporting Air Peace’s growing E2s fleet and to deepening our fruitful partnership,” said Raul Villaron, vice president sales, Africa and Middle East, Embraer Commercial Aviation.
Air Peace’s E195-E2s will be configured in a comfortable dual class arrangement with 124 seats. Air Peace operates more than 20 local, regional, and international routes and has strategic plans to expand those routes.