LAGOS, Nigeria -- Air Peace of Nigeria has ordered ten 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The airline already operates Boeing 737s between major cities in Central and West Africa. It recently added Boeing 777s to its fleet, is looking to soon launch its international flight operations.
The 737 MAX 8 is part of a family of airplanes that offer 130 to 230 seats and the ability to fly up to 3,850 nautical miles (7,130 kilometers). With improvements such as the CFM International LEAP-1B engine and Advanced Technology winglets, the 737 MAX will help Air Peace save more than 20 percent on fuel costs compared to its current single-aisle airplanes.
"Africa is a growing market for commercial airplanes and we are proud that airlines like Air Peace are selecting Boeing aircraft to be part of that growth," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company. "This order reflects the strong demand that we are seeing for the 737 MAX as airlines choose the airplane's superior performance and reliability."