Overland Airways will be adding three new Embraer 175E Jets to its fleet, as Embraer announced at the Dubai Air Show. Embraer signed an agreement with Overland Airways to buy three new E175 plus purchase right for three E175 Jets. The 88-seat aircraft, with premium class cabin configuration, will be delivered from 2023.
The deal is worth USD299.4 million, at list price with all purchase rights being exercised. These aircraft will increase the domestic flights and allow to expand more regional routes.
Capt. Edward Boyo, Overland Airways CEO, states: “We are confident that this is the right moment to invest, as regional aviation is on an optimistic post-pandemic recovery. Our customers will really enjoy all comfort in the E175, and we appreciate our partnership with Embraer.”
Cesar Pereira, Embraer Commercial Aviation Vice-president for Europe, Middle East and Africa notes: “We are proud of this partnership with Overland and to support their regional expansion. We are seeing growing long-term demand for right sized aircraft to deliver profitable domestic connections in Nigeria.”
Overland Airways has succeeded in bringing air transportation to more hinterland areas of Nigeria. The airline currently operates a fleet of modern aircraft comprised of ATR-42s, ATR-72s and Beechcraft 1900Ds, and facilities to provide high standard of service. The addition of the E175 Jets introduce the jets aircraft into overland Airways fleet to drive the airline’s operations especially under the evolving Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) and the African Continntal Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The airline plans to continually expand its fleet and route network across Nigeria and West Africa, in its successful evolution.
With its technologically superior fleet of ATR and Beechcraft aircraft, Overland Airways has, over the past 19 years, defied the odds in remote and so-called unviable airports to deliver consistently world-class air transport services as its contribution to Nigeria’s emerging economy. The airline has been the first to open several airports in Nigeria with its outstanding model efficiently interconnecting remote and hub economies.
Overland Airways attained the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registration in 2016, which ranks Overland Airways among world-class airlines that operate with excellent global safety standards. The Airline has successfully renewed its IOSA Registration. Overland Airways is a Member Airline of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and also a Member Airline of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA.
Overland Airways has provided uninterrupted flight operations for nearly 20 years. The airline operates domestic flights to several destinations in Nigeria such as Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Akure, Jalingo as well as Ilorin and Warri.