In a bid to expand its fleet in preparation for network expansion, especially for the upcoming busy Christmas and New Year season, Nigeria's Ibom Air has taken delivery of two Airbus A320-200 aircraft.
The two aircraft, which arrived over the weekend, were procured from GetJet Airlines UAB (operating as GETJET), a European aircraft leasing company, on a one year wet-lease agreement.
According to the Chief Operating Officer, Mr George Uriesi, “The wet-lease agreement is a stop-gap measure undertaken to meet current demands and accommodate growth, while awaiting the deliveries of our ten brand new Airbus A220-300 aircraft, an order that was firmed up in November 2021 at the Dubai Airshow.
With this new capacity coming on board, we are delighted to inform our passengers that we have increased our offerings, providing more frequencies for their convenience. The Uyo-Lagos and Uyo-Abuja route now have three frequencies every weekday, while our passengers between Lagos and Abuja will have seven frequencies to choose from both ways, every weekday”.
The new flight schedules will take effect from the 23 November, in time to meet the demand of the holiday season. Passengers will be able to access these services on the Ibom Air website at www.ibomair.com, and all our sales channels.
The deliveries of Ibom Air’s 10 brand new A220-300s are scheduled to begin in the second half of 2023.
Wholly owned by the Akwa Ibom State Government, Ibom Air is one of the fastest-growing airlines in Nigeria. It now has a fleet of 7 aircraft, including 5 Bombardier CRJ 900 and 2 Airbus A320-200, flying to 7 destinations.