Africa: With 676 flights Ibom Air records 96% on-time performance in aviation sector in November; maintains above 95% average all year

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Akwa Ibom State owned carrier, and Nigeria’s fast rising airline, Ibom Air has recorded an on-time performance this November of 96% with 676 flights in the month of November after steadily improving on services month after month since the restart after the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic forced the aviation sector shut in March end.

According to, the airline throughout the calendar year has also maintained its above ninety-five percentile on the average all year round providing one of the best stats for on-time performance on the average across board.

The airline which placed the announcement on its website compared its November performance with its previous 10 months recording massive strides until covid-19 which ensured that there were no flights in April, May or June.

This November, Ibom Air has operated number 676 flights with 647 on-time departures and 29 departures later than 15 minutes after scheduled departure time giving the airline an enviable 96% on-time performance.

In October the statistics show that the airline had a 98% on time performance after operating 576 flights with 563 flight being on-time departures and 13 departures later than 15 minutes after scheduled departure time.

In July, August and September the airline had fewer flights but still maintained the on-time performance, the low flight operations was due to recovery from the pandemic which affected not just Ibom Air but all others.

Nigerianflightdeck can confirm that the airlines were rebounding from the lock down and sequel apathy that initially came with the health protocols but that is now a thing of the past as passengers seem to understand the stringent implications are for their safety and health.

In July, Ibom Air recorded 199 total operated flights with 189 on-time departures, 10 departures later than 15 minutes after scheduled time and had an average 95% of those flights operated.
August and September the airline recorded 424 and 545 operated flights and had 419 and 539 on-time departures respectively with 5 and 6 departures later than 15 minutes after scheduled time and a 99% on-time performance for both months.

April, May and June were ruined by COVID-19 and flight operations did not take place and so nothing to compare with.
However, in January, February and March the airline operation flight figures stood at 464,427 and 393 respectively with on-time departures of 461, 420 and 391 and departures later than 15 minutes after scheduled time standing at 3, 7 and 2 respectively.

The stats for these months in terms of on-time performance stood at 99%, 98% and 99% respectively

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