Nigerian Regional Overland Signs For Up To Six Embraer 175s

Credit: Embraer

DUBAI—Nigerian carrier Overland Airways placed a firm order for three Embraer E175 jets, with purchase rights for three more.

The deal was announced Nov. 15 at the Dubai Airshow. Embraer said the list price of the deal, including purchase rights, was $299.4 million.

Deliveries of the 88-seat aircraft, configured with a premium cabin, will begin in 2023. They will mark the introduction of jets into Overland’s fleet, which currently comprises two Beechcraft 1900Ds, four ATR 42s and three ATR 72s.

“We are confident that this is the right moment to invest as regional aviation is on an optimistic, post-pandemic recovery,” Overland president and CEO Edward Boyo said.

Overland operates scheduled and charter flights across West Africa.

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