Xejet, an indigenous airline, has announced the delivery of an extra Bombardier CRJ-200 with registration 5N-XEJ as part of its fleet growth and business plan.
The Punch reported that the additional aircraft, according to the airline, arrived at Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on October 12, 2023.
The carrier’s managing director and chief executive officer, Emmanuel Iza, confirmed the recent development and stated that the equipment’s arrival is a part of the airline’s goal for operational expansion.
“The arrival of the equipment will boost our operation and it is in line with our operational strategy to make more seats available to our patrons, both current and prospective, we are truly thrilled to be taking this action to enhance the value of our services,” said Iza.
He reaffirmed the airline’s commitment to providing passengers with single-class travel alternatives that are both cost-effective and focused on their needs.
“We would also seek to make our workplace rewarding for our staff and to become a sought-after employer. With all of our different suppliers and business partners, we would be an airline that maintains outstanding professional ties. We always put a lot of effort into upholding continuously high levels of safety by using the most recent training, best practices in the field, and technology.”
As of the end of the transaction, Xejet will have three CRJ200s with the registrations 5N-XEL, 5N-XEJ, and 5N-XEK. While 5N-XEL and 5N-XEJ both have 24 VIP seats arranged, 5N-XEK only has 17 VIP seats. Two Embraer 145s are also owned by the carrier.
Iza said regarding the design of its aircraft: “It has always been our desire to allow our customers to experience the benefit of a private jet with personalized service within the comfort and safety of a commercial airline.”