AKWA IBOM STATE– Ibom Air is set to expand its network beyond the shores of Nigeria with the launch of a new regional service between Lagos and Accra, Ghana. The airline said it has the potential to compete in the African aviation industry. The airline officially announced this yesterday 21st, September, 2023.
The airline which is owned and operated by the Akwa Ibom government, alongside other investors, have been in existence for about 6 years now. It was established during the administration of the immediate past governor Mr. Emmanuel Udom, to compete globally in providing the best aviation experience. They are the only state owned airline in Nigeria.
The new service will commence on 17 October, 2023 and will operate daily between Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos and Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana.
With a modern fleet, commitment to safety, and unparalleled customer service, Ibom Air has emerged as the preferred choice for Nigerian travellers seeking safety, comfort, reliability, and affordability. The airline aims to recreate its impressive on-time performance on the new regional service.
Over the years, Ibom Air has recorded significant milestones. Earlier in the year, the airline was awarded the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification, another testament to its commitment to the highest safety standards in the industry.
Ibom Air is a limited liability company wholly owned by the Akwa Ibom State Government. The airline’s current fleet includes 5 Bombardier CRJ 900 and 2 Airbus A320s flying to 7 destinations and 9 routes. The airline began commercial operations on the 7th of June 2019. It carried its 2 millionth passenger on 16 December, 2022.
The airline said in astatement:
”Whether you’re a business traveller, tourist, or looking to explore new destinations, Ibom Air’s daily flights between Lagos and Accra offer convenience and accessibility.
”For booking and additional information, visit Ibom Air’s official website.
”Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to explore the vibrant culture and economic opportunities that Lagos and Accra have to offer, thanks to Ibom Air’s new route.”
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