Air Peace, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline, has
signed a contract for three additional Embraer E195-E2s, confirming
purchase rights from the original contract, signed in April of this
These new E195-E2s have a value of USD 212.6 million,
based on Embraer’s current list prices.
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,” said Air Peace
Chairman/CEO, Mr. Allen Onyema. “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
Air Peace subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper, started
operating six ERJ145 jets last year on short thin routes.
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 plans to
expand those routes.
“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”, said Raul Villaron, Vice President Sales, Africa and Middle East, Embraer
Commercial Aviation. “We look forward to supporting Air Peace’s
growing E2s fleet and to deepening our fruitful partnership.”