Air Peace (P4, Lagos) is acquiring four B777-200(ER)s as part of its international growth plans, airline Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Allen Onyema has disclosed.

The quartet, the Nigerian carrier's first widebody aircraft, will be phased in between now and February 2018. Of the four, the first is an unspecified ex-Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l) machine that came off lease in January this year and has been sold to Air Peace in a transaction arranged by Novus Aviation.

As previously reported, Air Peace is planning to operate longhaul routes to Guangzhou (China), Dubai Int'l (United Arab Emirates), Mumbai Int'l (India), Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson (United States), Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (South Africa), and London Gatwick (United Kingdom) among other destinations.