Air Peace (P4, Lagos) is planning to induct Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) widebody aircraft into its fleet as it prepares to begin intercontinental operations.

Airline Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Allen Onyema, told ThisDay newspaper that Air Peace would use B777 equipment to operate longhaul routes to Guangzhou (China), Dubai Int'l (United Arab Emirates), Mumbai Int'l (India), Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson (United States), and London (United Kingdom) among other destinations. The flights will reportedly originate out of the southeastern Nigerian city of Enugu.

It is recalled that in April last year, the Nigerian Ministry of Transport granted Air Peace route authorities to serve Niger, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, and Congo regionally. Internationally, it was allocated Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson, Dubai Int'l, Guangzhou, Mumbai, and Johannesburg O.R. Tambo traffic rights.

At present, Air Peace operates four B737-300s, five B737-500s, and one Do328-300 on regular flights connecting Abuja (temporarily switched to Kaduna), Benin City, Calabar, Enugu, Lagos, Owerri, and Port Harcourt Omagwa locally and Accra regionally.