- High demands by Cameroonians to fly directly into Nigeria might be a thing of the past
- Akwa Ibom government-owned Ibom Air has plans to service the route
- This was disclosed by the secretary to the Akwa Ibom government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem
Plans are underway for Akwa Ibom government-owned Ibom Air to begin scheduled flights on the Cameroon-Nigeria route.
This was disclosed by the secretary to the Akwa Ibom government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, after the last state executive council meeting for 2019.
“There’s a demand from our neighbouring country, Cameroon, for Cameroonians to be connected directly to Lagos or Abuja instead of flying to Lome (Togo) before connecting a flight to Abuja or Lagos,” he said.
He revealed that Cameroon to Uyo, Abuja or Lagos was within the approved routes of Ibom Air, adding that the airline will connect Douala with Abuja, Lagos or Uyo in its flight operations.
“As you can see, the international terminal building of our airport is coming up very soon; we are going to have our international terminal ready for international flights before the year 2020 runs out,” he added.
He said the executive council meeting also reviewed the year 2019 in retrospect, and among the deliberations, was minimizing truancy in the civil service to enhance productivity.
Ibom Air, the Akwa Ibom state-owned airline commenced 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.
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