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Ibom Air adds air bus to fleet, to become regional aviation hub

Ibom Air adds air bus to fleet, to become regional aviation hub

Ibom Air’s latest addition, an A220-300 series aircraft with tail number 5N-CDA, has made its maiden official flight as Akwa Ibom is set to become a regional aviation hub on the West African coast.

On the flight was Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State, who has commended the flying pleasure the new Airbus offers, expressing optimism that the State would soon become West Africa”s regional aviation hub.

The A220-300, the first of 10 new Airbus aircraft acquired by the Akwa Ibom State-owned airline, made its maiden flight with the governor onboard, after due checks and certification by relevant aviation authorities.

Speaking on the feat achieved, Governor Eno expressed delight at the new feat recorded by the State-owned airline and commended Captain Mfon Udom led- management team for the outstanding performance of Ibom Air in Nigeria’s aviation industry.

He described the in-flight experience of the new A220-300 Airbus as top-notch.

The governor reaffirmed his Administration’s commitment to the acquisition of the nine remaining aircraft by the State Government, stating that they would be delivered soon.

He noted that Akwa Ibom people worldwide and Nigerian air travellers remain proud of Ibom Air, adding that the State would support the airline’s aspiration of emerging as West Africa’s premier regional aviation hub.

“We’re proud to be Akwa Ibom people,. We are the first State in this Country to fully own an aircraft, not wet nor dry lease. This is our asset. This is just the first of the ten that are coming. We will make Uyo a regional aviation hub. It’s been a good and enjoyable experience”, Governor Eno said.