- Ibom Air, the Akwa Ibom state owned airline will commence full commercial flights on Friday, June 7
- The Akwa Ibom state government launched the airline earlier this year
- The airline would operate within Uyo-Lagos-Abuja routes
Ibom Air, the Akwa Ibom state owned airline will commence full commercial flights on Friday, June 7.
The airline managed and operated by Ibom Air Company Limited is one of the signature projects of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s first term, launched amidst pomp and pageantry on Wednesday, February 20 with three aircraft on its fleet.
A statement sent to journalists by the chief press secretary to the governor, Mr. Ekerette Udoh, noted that the airline has met all regulatory conditions and requirements and has been certified fit to commence commercial operations.
“It will maintain regular daily flights to both Lagos (MMA2) and Abuja respectively.
“The aircraft in its fleet (Bombardier CRJ 900) have the distinction of being relatively new, all three, under 10 years old,” Udoh said.
He said the commencement of the commercial operations by Ibom Air had been celebrated by Akwa Ibomites and other Nigerians as a testament to the visionary leadership of Gov. Udom Emmanuel.
“The governor who seems determined to break conventional wisdom concerning things long thought to be impossible to achieve,” he added.
Governor Emmanuel recently rededicated the state to God with a promise to always magnify God in everything.
Speaking at a special interdenominational thanksgiving service on Sunday, June 2, to mark the 2019 Democracy day and his second term inauguration in Uyo, the governor declared that he will only be satisfied when he sees God glorified.
“I stand on behalf of the people to say where ever we have gone wrong, Lord forgive us. I rededicate this land of Akwa Ibom state and rededicate my government to God that as we are beginning, God will be with us,” the governor said.
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