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Africa: Nigerian award winning airline, Ibom Air deploys two new Airbus A220s in aviation sector

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Nigeria’s award winning airline, is set to deploy two of its Airbus A220 aircraft in the aviation sector to bring the much needed capacity, more comfort, enhanced safety and increased reliability to the domestic air travel market.

According to the Group Manager Marketing, Ibom Airlines Limited, Aniekan Essienette, both new leased aircraft are the result of the Airline’s decision to fast track its fleet development plan in order to respond to a surge in passenger numbers, which stretched the capacity of its CRJ900 fleet to the maximum.

She said with the arrival of both leased jets, the airline is now able to provide the much-needed capacity sought by its fast-increasing clientele.

READ: Africa: Nigerian aviation company, Ibom Air to boost operations as it Takes Delivery Of Two Airbus A220s

“Ibom Air’s passengers on the Lagos-Abuja route can now experience 3 flights each way daily, in the comfort of the A220. The A220 will also serve the Uyo to Lagos and Uyo to Abuja routes, while the airline’s fleet of 5 CRJ900s fill up any gaps, providing adequate capacity on all the other routes.”

According to the Airline’s COO, Mr. George Uriesi, “we are pleased to introduce the Airbus A220, one of the most advanced passenger jets in the world, into the Nigerian domestic market. While our fleet of Bombardier CRJ900s did a splendid job powering the airline during its start-up phase, we had to adjust our business strategy and fast track our move to higher capacity aircraft. With the introduction of the A220, this capacity squeeze will be adequately addressed.”

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Ibom Air is currently in negotiations with Airbus to procure a fleet of brand new A220s for deliveries commencing 4th quarter 2022. The carrier chose to bridge the urgent capacity gap by wet-leasing these 2 new jets from Egypt air as a stop-gap measure.

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