The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News 18 Sep, 2020 03:30 am

‘How local airlines will survive new normal, lean times’Features

‘How local airlines will survive new normal, lean times’Features
The global aviation industry is in dire straits over coronavirus disruptions. With the curve still not flattened and air traffic at its lowest ebb

Travel agent, Benson Olumegbon, said the most impressive was the strategy adopted by Air Peace, using Embraer jets of about 50-passenger capacity to fly from one city to another.Air Peace, like Ibom Air is now doing, has made the right investments, using the proper model for our sector.With over 20 airports across the country, Air Peace had embraced a ‘no-city-left-behind’ initiative dedicated to the air travelling middle class in all cities.The Chairman, Allen Onyema, said it was for that purpose that the airline, under the Air Peace Hopper subsidiary, first acquired six low-capacity but fuel-efficient ERJ145 of 50 seats apiece, and subsequently placed orders for Embraer195 jets.

Air Peace is talking about 60 planes, by the time the 40 come in, in about four years.Air Peace earlier set a continental record with a firm order for 10 brand new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft.

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