Air Peace has taken delivery of its first E195-E2 aircraft.
Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline is the launch customer in Africa for the E2. The airline is also the global launch customer for Embraer’s premium staggered seating design.
The aircraft is the first of Air Peace’s order for a total of 30, including 13 firm E195-E2 orders, with 17 optional.
Air Peace already operates eight 50 seat ERJ-145s, and will use the E195-E2s to enhance domestic and regional connectivity. This enhanced network will also help feed and sustain long haul operations at the Lagos Hub,
The aircraft are configured in a two-class arrangement with 124 seats, 12 in Business and 112 in Economy.
Business Class seats
Air Peace is also the first airline to configure a premium cabin with Embraer’s staggered seat option. Each of the 12 Business Class seats is slightly offset from the other to give more space and privacy. There are three rows of seats arranged two-by-two at 51-inch pitch. Passengers by the windows have unobstructed access to the aisle.
About the Embraer E195-E2
The largest aircraft in the E-Jet E2 family, the E195-E2 has been designed to maximize returns and efficiency on high-density routes. With its high-aspect ratio wings and swept tips, combined with other aerodynamic improvements, the E195-E2 achieves double digit lower fuel consumption compared to current-generation E-Jets.
Embraer rolled out the first E195-E2 in 2017.
There are currently 206 Embraer aircraft operating in Africa with 56 airlines in 29 countries.
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