Nigeria-based Overland Airways has taken delivery of three new E175 E-Jets, with options for three additional aircraft.

The West African carrier intends to use the dual-class 88-seat configuration E175s to increase capacity on domestic routes and expand services to regional cities, while supporting its current fleet made up entirely of turboprops.

“Overland has an ecosystem of aviation excellence crowned with its E175 fleet,” said Capt. Edward Boyo, Managing Director, Overland Airways. “With Embraer, we now have very flexible options to grow our fleet and capacity to meet all future demand.”

“The deliver of Overland’s first new E175 marks the beginning of an exciting chapter for the airline and Embraer,” said Stephan Hannemann, Head of Africa & Middle East Region, Commercial Aviation, Embraer. “Nigeria represents one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world; Overland and Embraer are committed to the support of its continued success with a product line perfectly suited to build connectivity across West Africa.”

Image: Overland Airways