The aircraft, with registration number 5N-BQU, arrived Lagos on Friday, June 4, 2021.
According to a media statement issued by the airline, this is the fourth aircraft to return after undergoing varying levels of extensive maintenance checks, adding that several of its aircraft are still undergoing maintenance overseas having been flown out before the COVID-19 outbreak and the lockdown that ensued.
“We have many of our aircraft on maintenance abroad. We ought to have received a good number of them but the COVID-19 lockdown in different parts of the world has been slowing work on the aircraft”, the statement added.
The airline stated that as more aircraft return from maintenance, it will resume suspended routes gradually and increase frequencies to selected destinations.
The statement also revealed that Air Peace will be deploying its two brand new E195-E2 aircraft for scheduled operations very soon as the jets are currently operating demo flights.