Nov 28, 2021

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Ibom Air: Governor Udom Emmanuel, Airbus Signs Contract for 10 New Planes by 2023

  • Ibom Air underlines its ambition for regional and in due course international connectivity, efficiency and versatility
  • The organization had two A220s on a one-year wet lease to test the aircraft to ensure that it is fit for its business purposes
  • The airline is now ordering 10 A220s after testing and confirming it as a one-stop solution for its national and regional endeavors

Dubai – In fulfillment of its promise to ensure that Ibom Air becomes a dominant one On Tuesday, November 16, Governor Udom Emmanuel led a delegation from Ibom Air to the ongoing Dubai Air Show.

After signing the The contract of sale includes deliveries of the aircraft to Ibo m Air is expected to start in the first quarter of 2023.

The contract signed by Ibom Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mfon Udom, and Airbus’ Chief Commercial Officer, Mr Christian Scherer, signed participation.

Others are the Chairman of Ibom Air, Mr. Imoabasi Jacob, the Chief Operating Officer of the airline, Mr. George Uriesi, Group Manager of Marketing and Communication, Mrs. Aniekan Essienette and the Group Manager Corporate Services, Mrs. Imelda Aba, in attendance.

The order of ten (10) Airbus A220s by Ibom Air is in line with the aggressive growth plan of it plans to expand its presence in the near future to new domestic routes as well as regional routes in West and Central Africa.

The first phase of this expansion is to cities such as Malabo, Douala, Libreville, Kinshasa , Accra, Abidjan, Freetown, Banjul and Dakar include. Ultimately, the airline intends to operate across the African continent.

At the event, Governor Emmanuel said the state is proud to be the first airline to use the brand new Airbus orders A220 in Nigeria.

His words:

“The A220 will enable us to increase the number of passengers to Akwa Ibom and so on the first Times more to bring visitors and business travelers to the country. These efforts reflect our commitment to facilitate local trade and industry in line with the state’s economic growth strategy.

“With this latest acquisition, Ibom Air is better positioned to contribute to the long-term economic growth of Akwa Ibom State. Ibom Air’s giant leap evidenced by this bold move is an affirmation of the aviation development pillar of our completion agenda that is on track.

“I have said and will repeat that I will continue to work for and in the interests of the Akwa Ibom people until the last day.”

Two new Airbuses added to the Ibom Air fleet

Ibom Air, a wholly owned airline of the state government, had seven aircraft in its fleet with the latest additions. < / p>

The two planes landed around 3:00 p.m. at Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo, watched by a large crowd of Akwa Ibom residents and dignitaries.

Akwa Ibom begins installing MRO system at Uyo Airport

In the meantime, the State Commissioner for Special Tasks Akwa Ibom, Rt. Schatz. Okpolupm Etteh announced that Governor Emmanuel is committed to the timely completion of the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at Victor Attah International Airport in Uyo.

The facility is intended to improve the status of the airport as an internationally recognized gateway.

Rt. Schatz. Etteh said Governor Emmanuel’s administration is aware of the strategic advantage it will bring to the state and nation in the sub-Saharan aviation sector.