More Aircrafts On The Way for Ibom Air-Udom Emmanuel


Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel, has disclosed that his administration will acquire more aircraft to join the state’s fleet before 2023. He made the disclosure in Uyo, the state capital on Sunday while receiving two brand new Airbus A220-300 series at the Victor Attah International Airport.
Emmanuel, who could not hide his excitement, noted that the state government is already making arrangements to add ten new aircrafts to the seven already on ground for commercial purposes. He said the move is to boost the vision of making Ibom Air the most vibrant airline in the sub-region.
“Today marks a major milestone in the history of aviation development not only for Akwa Ibom State but in this country. Never in the history of this nation has a state establish and own a successful airline. But this is marking a milestone in that history,” he enthused.
While unveiling the two aircrafts, special guest and governor of Sokoto State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, congratulated Governor Emmanuel for his exceptional performances in the development of the state one of which is his breakthrough in the aviation industry which he described as pace setting in the overall development of the entire nation.
“I congratulate you, my brother, for all the things you have been doing in all facets of life to the people of Akwa Ibom state. In infrastructure, you are there. In education you are there. In healthcare you are there. In agriculture you are there. In empowerment you are there. In human capital development you are there.”
Chief Executive Officer of Ibom Air, Capt Mfon Udom, noted that what makes the event unique is that the A220-300 series represent the newest and most advanced passenger aircrafts in the world. According to him, the aircraft has 140 wide seats that provide the best in terms of comfort and others that make fantastic aviation experience.

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