Ibom Air increases fleet to 10 aircraft by 2023

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The chairman of Ibom Air, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (retd) has said that the airline will increase its fleet to 10 aircraft by 2023.

Addressing journalists in Uyo yesterday, Nkanga also announced that the carrier had acquired two new aircraft to bring the total number to five.

The former military governor of the state said the new equipment would be unveiled later this month.

He disclosed that the airline had made about 3, 000 flights since it began operations in June and is now flying more routes.

“Within these eight months, we will have five aircraft. Additional two aircraft are arriving this January. Within these eight months, we will have five aircraft.

“We have operated about 3, 000 flights. We have increased our routes because when we first started, it was Uyo to Lagos and Uyo to Abuja. We have since added Abuja to Lagos and Lagos to Abuja.

“We have done enough to make on-time departure and we have made about 97 per cent on-time departure.

“Before the end of this administration, we should be able to acquire 10 aircraft. That is the target, before 2022 we should expand the domestic, regional and international routes,” Nkanga said.

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