Africa: Ibom Air Commences Commercial Flight Operations Tomorrow
Ibom Air, the Akwa Ibom State government airline is set to commence commercial flight operations on Friday 7th June 2019.
The airline said it will operate between Uyo, and Lagos or Uyo and Abuja route with its Bombadier CRJ 900 aircraft on a special fare of N15,000 (One-Way).
Speaking at the launch of the airline earlier in February, the governor of the state, Udom Emmanuel said the airline was a monumental achievement in the state.
According to a report by dailytrust.com.ng, the governor said the two aircrafts, C-FWNK, are only six years old with a sitting capacity of about 90 persons and constitute the newest and modern fleet of the Canadian airbus.
He noted that Akwa Ibom is the only state in the country to run a state-owned airport and run an airline, adding that the government is running Ibom Air as a business.
The governor said that Ibom airline will operate routes that would give preference to Akwa Ibom people, and that the government would soon launch one of the best terminal buildings in this country. He stated that government has strived to focus development of the economy on land, air and water, noting that so far, the state government has constructed over 1,000 kilometres of roads across the state. He added that one aircraft will arrive on Friday in addition to the already unveiled two aircrafts.
He further said plans for the Ibom deep seaport will soon commence operations before the expiration of his second term in 2023. “The launching of Ibom Air is a monumental achievement in Akwa Ibom state and indeed Africa. The journey to achieve Ibom airline started in 2016 and today, it is a reality.