Nigerian carrier Air Peace has placed an order for 10 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.

The privately-owned airline announced the deal today during a signing ceremony in Lagos, where it is based. No delivery schedule for the new order has been released.

Air Peace flies scheduled services from Lagos to Nigeria’s major cities, as well as to Accra, Freetown, Banjul, Dakar and Monrovia.

According to Flight Fleets Analyzer, the airline operates a fleet of 13 737 Classics, including eight -300s and five -500s. It also has two 777s in storage – a -200ER and a -300.

The 777s, which have been stored since they were acquired last year, are believed to be about to be reactivated. In its order statement, Boeing highlights the airline’s acquisition of the 777s and says it is “looking to soon launch international operations”.

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Air Peace chairman and chief executive Allen Onyema says that the Max 8s (above) will join its fleet as part of its network expansion. “The [737 Max] aircraft will play a major role in growing our business in the years to come," he adds.

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