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Air Peace – a new client for SmartLynx Airlines

SmartLynx Airlines, a specialist in full-service ACMI aircraft lease services and a respected ACMI cargo and charter provider in the EU has announced the welcome procurement of a new client, Nigerian airline, Air Peace – Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline.

The agreement was signed between SmartLynx Malta and Air Peace on November 11, 2021 and will last until May 11, 2022. We will see SmartLynx Airlines, a family member of Avia Solutions Group, damp lease 2 A320s based in the Nigerian city of Lagos. The lease sees a return to Nigeria for SmartLynx who had operated in the region and the rest of Africa from 2007. 

The onboarding of Air Peace comes as a part of SmartLynx’ continuous reach into potential new markets. The move also demonstrates the company’s commitment to expanding its client portfolio, in support of the growing demand for safe travel. This commitment to safety has been underlined by SmartLynx’s signing of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Covid Charter.

The Chief Operating Officer, Air Peace, Oluwatoyin Olajide, stated: “We are happy to have entered into the 6-month damp-lease agreement with SmartLynx and we believe this will open up more layers of business relationship with them. We are damp-leasing two A320s to meet the growing travel demand in the Nigerian and larger West African markets while we expect to take delivery of more Embraer 195-E2 airplanes. Air Peace is committed to reducing the air travel burden of Nigerians and this deal with SmartLynx is a testament to this commitment. The two A320s will be deployed to boost both domestic and regional connectivity for our esteemed customers, as the Yuletide draws near”. 

Air Peace currently services 19 domestic routes, 6 regional routes and 2 international destinations, including Johannesburg, while it boasts of a varied fleet of 30 aircraft, the latest being four brand new 124-seat capacity Embraer 195-E2 jets. 

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Air Peace takes delivery of the first Embraer E2 for the African Continent

Air Peace, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline, took delivery of their first E195-E2 aircraft on January 27. The aircraft is now due to fly from Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos to join the Air Peace fleet in Nigeria.

Air Peace is the launch customer in Africa for the E2, the newest, most efficient, and most comfortable aircraft in the segment. The airline is also the global launch customer for Embraer’s innovative premium staggered seating design.

The jet delivered is the first of 13 firm E195-E2 orders, with 17 remaining purchase rights, as announced in March 2019, and updated with three further firm orders from purchase rights announced at the Dubai Air Show in November 2019. The total value of the deal, with all purchase rights exercised is US $2.2bn. The aircraft are configured in a comfortable dual class arrangement with 124 seats.

Photo: Embrer.

Air Peace orders three additional Embraer E195-E2 jets

Embraer has announced, at the Dubai Air Show, that Air Peace, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline, has signed a contract for three additional E195-E2s, confirming purchase rights from the original contract, signed in April this year.

These new E195-E2s will be included in Embraer’s 2019 fourth-quarter backlog and 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.

Photo: Embraer.

Air Peace to fly to Sharjah, UAE

"Ifevhukwu", delivered on February 23, 2018

Air Peace has announced it will fly to Sharjah (and a bus connection to Dubai) starting on July 5.

The new route will be operated with its Boeing 777-200s.

Top Copyright Photo: Air Peace Boeing 777-21H ER 5N-BVE (msn 29324) JNB (Jonathan Druion). Image: 945972.

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Air Peace selects the Embraer E195-E2 and becomes the first E2 operator in África

Embraer ERJ 190-400STD (E195-E2) PR-ZIQ (msn 19020041) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104598.

Embraer has signed a firm order for 10 E195-E2 jets with Air Peace, Nigeria’s largest airline. The order was announced today, during the Embraer’s Africa Airline Business Seminar, in Mauritius.

With this order, Air Peace will become the first E-Jets E2 operator in Africa. The contract includes purchase rights for a further 20 E195-E2. With all purchase rights being exercised, the contract has a value of USD 2.12 billion, based on current list prices. The order will be included in Embraer’s 2019 second-quarter backlog.

Air Peace has grown rapidly since it commenced flight operations in 2014 and is now the largest airline in West Africa. The airline intends to address the significant untapped demand in the African market with the E195-E2, the newest, most efficient, and most comfortable aircraft in the segment.

Air Peace subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper, started operating six Embraer ERJ145 last year on short thin routes. That experience with Embraer’s products, and the undeniable economic benefits of right-sizing aircraft for the mission, was a key factor in selecting the E2.

Top Copyright Photo: Embraer ERJ 190-400STD (E195-E2) PR-ZIQ (msn 19020041) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104598.

 

Air Peace orders 10 Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 airplanes

Boeing and Air Peace of Nigeria today announced a new order for ten 737 MAX 8 airplanes (above) during a signing ceremony in Lagos (below).

Air Peace already operates Boeing 737s between major cities in Central and West Africa.

The airline, which recently added Boeing 777s (below) to its fleet, is looking to soon launch its international flight operations.

"Ojochide", Air Peace's first Boeing 777-300

Above Copyright Photo: Air Peace Boeing 777-31H 5N-BUU (msn 28680) DUB (Greenwing). Image: 943223.

The 737 MAX 8 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). With improvements such as the CFM International LEAP-1B engine and Advanced Technology winglets, the 737 MAX will help Air Peace save more than 20 percent on fuel costs compared to its current single-aisle airplanes.

Top Image: Boeing.

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Air Peace takes delivery of its first Boeing 777-200, plans to launch new long-range routes

Air Peace (Lagos) on February 23, 2018. Formerly operated by Emirates as A6-EMK, the first Boeing 777-200 Triple Seven for the carrier as been re-registered as 5N-BVE (msn 29324) and is named “Ifevhukwu”. It is the first of two 274-seat 777s the carrier will operate.

This comes after the growing airline took delivery of two Embraer ERJ 145s and has established a feeder subsidiary called Air Peace Hopper.

Air Peace launched new routes to Banjul, Dakar and Freetown on February 19.

Air Peace is planning to fly the new 777s from Lagos to Dubai, Sharjah, London, Guangzhou, Houston, Mumbai and Johannesburg.

Photo: Air Peace.

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