Nigeria's leading carrier, Air Peace, has assured that it will soon announce the launch dates of its long-haul operations to London, Houston, Dubai, Sharjah, Guangzhou-China, Mumbai and Johannesburg.
The airline said this today after it received a delivery of its second Boeing 777 on Saturday.
Recall that on February 23, 2018 the airline took on board its first Boeing 777-200.
The new plane, the 320-seat Boeing 777-300 named "Ojochide" and labeled 5N-BUU, was delivered to the international airport of Murtala Mohammed, Lagos, by the pilot of the air world, captain Victor Egon and senior first officer Emmanuel Idwich.
He referred to the welcome greeting of the carrier's staff, aviation workers and a salute of water, organized by fire department employees of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), about 1.36 times.
A few minutes after the plane landed, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onikema, assured that the airline was ready to begin international operations and solve the problems of Nigerians, Africans and other travelers on long-haul routes.
Onyema, which was presented by the chief operating officer, Ms. Oluvatoyin Olajide, said that the international operations of the carrier will contribute to the growth of Nigeria's economy, the creation of new jobs in the aviation and related sectors of the country and the provision of travelers with an exceptional choice.
"We are very pleased that we have taken on another one of our Boeing 777s in preparation for international operations, and we plan to begin work on one of the routes until the end of the last quarter of the year.
"We believe that this will allow us to create more employment opportunities for Nigerians, because that's why we exist. We want to help curb the situation with unemployment in the country, "Onikema said.
The Air Peace boss added that up to two months of this year, two more planes are expected to increase the airline's international operations.
Onikema said the federal government has designated Air Peace for flights to London, Houston, Dubai, Sharjah, Guangzhou-China, Mumbai and Johannesburg.
In addition, the main pilot of Air World, Captain Victor Egonu and Senior First Officer Emmanuel Idwich, who flew by plane, said that this is a modern equipment with high performance.
The B777-300 aircraft has 12 first-class, 48 business-class and 260 economy class seats.