Overland Airwaysairline of Nigeria received the first of three new E-Jets E175 this week whileAir Peaceanother company in the country, has ordered five new Embraer E175 for the expansion and renewal of its fleet
The E175 was delivered to Overland Airways last week. The twenty-year-old West African airline, a subsidiary of Landover Aviation Services Company, also holds options on three additional devices. The carrier, which operates both scheduled and charter flights, plans to use the two-class E175s from 88 seats to increase capacity on domestic routes and expand services to regional towns. The new aircraft will complement the airline’s current fully turboprop fleet and “will expand our reach and network”according to Overland Airways Managing Director Captain Edward Boyo. “Overland has an ecosystem of aviation excellence crowned by its E175 fleet. With Embraer, we now have very flexible options to increase our fleet and capacity to meet all future demands. »
Alongside the arrival of its new E175s, Overland is aggressively strengthening its presence in Nigeria. It built a new head office and a hangar Lagos. The airline is also a approved maintenance under the certification of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. Overland’s partner, Landover Aviation Services, finally operates one of the top ten establishments in aviation training of IATA in Africa. Landover Aviation Business School specializes in airline technology and operations, aviation management, and travel and tourism.
In a same time, Air Peacealso based in Nigeria, the largest airline in West Africa, has placed a firm order for five Embraer E175 aircraft. This decision marks a significant step forward and is part of Air Peace’s current strategy to modernize its fleet. This acquisition is part of Air Peace’s desire to become the operator of the largest and youngest fleet of aircraft in Africa. It reinforces Air Peace’s commitment to improving the connectivity of its national and regional network and paves the way for further regional expansion. Deliveries of the 88-seat aircraft will begin in 2024. The value of the order, at list price, is US$288.3 million.
Already the operator of Embraer’s newest and largest jet, the E195-E2these smaller aircraft will complement the airlines’ existing fleet, allowing Air Peace to dynamically match capacity to demand, protecting yields and route viability.