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Air Peace's Boeing 777-300 with Registration number 5N-BUU. Sourced from JetPhotos

Air Peace breaks the internet with arrival of second Boeing-777 ‘Ojochide’ at MMIA

AIR PEACE on Saturday generated serious buzz all over the internet as Nigeria’s fastest growing airline, took delivery of its second Boeing 777 aircraft which landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA).
The aircraft, named ‘Ojochide’ with registration number 5N-BUU touched down by 1:36 and as custom was greeted with the usual water canon salute at the airport
The 320-seater capacity aircraft is part of the airline’s fleet and route expansion plan and is the second Boeing 777 delivered to the airline in just six months as it recieved its 274 capacity 777-200 with registration mark 5N-BVE in February 24, 2018.
Speaking moments after the aircraft landed, Air Peace Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Allen Onyema assured that the airline was now ready to begin its international operations and fix the challenges of Nigerians, Africans and other travellers on the long-haul routes.
Onyema, who was represented by Air Peace Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide, said the carrier’s international operations would boost Nigeria’s economy, create more jobs in the nation’s aviation and allied sectors and offer travellers an exceptional choice.
“We are very happy we’ve taken delivery of another of our Boeing 777 aircraft in preparation for our international operations and we are looking at commencing operations on one of the routes before the last quarter of the year.
“We believe that this will enable us create more employment opportunities for Nigerians because that is the reason we exist. We want to help curb the unemployment situation in the country,” Onyema said.
The Air Peace boss confirmed that the airline is adding two more of the aircraft of the same type before the end of the year to boost the airline’s international operations.
Onyema said the Federal Government had designated Air Peace to operate flights to London, Houston, Dubai, Sharjah, Guangzhou-China, Mumbai and Johannesburg.
Also speaking, Air Peace Chief Pilot, Capt. Victor Egonu and Senior First Officer Emmanuel Iwhiwhu, who flew in the aircraft, said it was a state-of-the-art equipment with high performance capacity.
Captain Eguno told the media that the airline is planning to ensure that its 777s are flown by Nigerians on the international routes and that the airline’s massive fleet expansion will create more job opportunities for Nigerian pilots.
Meanwhile, social media has been buzzing with the aircraft arrival as stakeholders and Nigerians in general weighed in on twitter and Instagram with goodwill messages, encouraging the airline for its vision and plan.
Already reactions are following the video of the arrival of the aircraft in pidgin English which  is making waves on the social media.

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  1. Glory Hallelujah. Peace in Nigeria in Jesus name. Amen

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