Air Peace of Nigeria has ordered ten Boeing 737
MAX 8 airplanes.
Air Peace already operates Boeing 737s between
major cities in Central and West Africa.
The airline, which recently added Boeing
777s to its fleet, has plans to launch international flight
operations in the near future.
"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 737 MAX 8, powered by CFM International
LEAP-1B engines, is
part of a family of airplanes that offer 130 to 230 seats and the
ability to fly up to 3,850 nautical miles (7,130 kilometers).
"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," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice
president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company. "This order reflects the strong demand that we are seeing for the
737 MAX as airlines choose the airplane's superior performance and
The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in
Boeing history, accumulating more than 4,700 orders from 102
737 MAX 8.