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Ibom Air to Phase out Wet-Leased Aircraft Operations, Acquires new Airbus

Ibom Air is set to conclude its wet-leased aircraft operations following the acquisition of a new Airbus A220-300 aircraft. An official statement by Ibom Air’s GM of Marketing and Communication, Aniekan Essienette announced the impending termination of the airline’s reliance on two wet-leased Airbus A320s. This move comes in anticipation of integrating the A220 into its fleet.

Essienette noted that the transition away from wet-leased aircraft will necessitate a temporary reduction in flight schedules. This adjustment is expected as Ibom Air introduces its first two A220s into service. The airline’s Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. George Uriesi explained that the decision is strategic shift to utilize wet-leased aircraft, driven by the need to meet growing demand while fleet expansion plans were underway.

With the delivery of the new A220s, Ibom Air anticipates benefiting from improved operational efficiencies and enhanced service capabilities. Uriesi acknowledged the potential inconvenience stemming from the reduced flight schedule during the transition period. However, he assured customers of a forthcoming period of improved and stable service delivery facilitated by the integration of the new aircraft.

IMAGE: The Guardian

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Solomon February 7, 2024 at 6:32 pm

When ufoedehe initially was shouting wet lease people were saying he is playing politics

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