Air Peace’s CEO, Allen Onyema, has revealed that the airline is in talks with Boeing about possibly buying a B787 Dreamliner. “We have our B777s, and we are also discussing with Boeing for the Dreamliner, which I feel will come very soon,” Mr. Onyema said at a webcast hosted by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).
The news comes as Air Peace prepares to commence flight operations to Mumbai, India.
The airline met with its travel agents in February as part of its preparation to start the Mumbai operations.
The potential acquisition comes after Boeing shares dropped about five per cent at the end of February on reports that the manufacturer was halting B787 deliveries due to documentation concerns.
Air Peace had fixed March 31 as the date for it to begin flight operations to Mumbai in February.
The airline announced during a meeting that passengers will now be able to fly to Mumbai from Kano, Monrovia, Abuja, Accra, Port Harcourt, and Douala through Lagos.
Air Peace’s main pilot, Captain Martin Okunpolor, asserted that the airline would now go directly from Nigeria to Mumbai.