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Ibom Air Celebrates Three Years of Operations with Giveaways

Nigeria's Ibom Air is celebrating three years of uninterrupted, safe, and successful flight operations.

Ibom commenced scheduled commercial flight operations on Friday 7 June 2019, exactly three years ago today. The airline launched commercial flight operations with an inaugural flight from Uyo to Lagos.

Three years down the line, with over one and a half million passengers flown and about 22,000 flights later, Ibom Air has come to be known for its brand promise of schedule reliability, on-time departures and excellent service.

The story of Ibom Air began as an audacious, bold new idea, which has quickly grown to earn its place in the nation’s aviation landscape, winning notable awards along the way, including Airline of the Year two years in a row- 2020 and 2021 respectively, amongst many other awards from notable institutions.

According to the Chief Operating Officer George Uriesi, “looking back over the last three years and how far we have come as a business, this milestone presents yet another opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to our esteemed passengers.

And so, on behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of Ibom Air, I say a big thank you to all our valued customers and stakeholders, including our shareholder, the Government and people of Akwa Ibom State. Our immense thanks go to His Excellency,

the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, for taking the bold step, believing in and standing by this vision.”

“We are humbled by the overwhelming public acceptance and goodwill we have enjoyed from the Nigerian traveling public, which has motivated us to remain resolute and determined to keep pushing the envelope as we contribute our quota to the growth and stability of the aviation industry in Nigeria and Africa.”

To commemorate the milestone, Ibom Air has lined up activities to give back to customers and the community, including opportunities to win free airline tickets and an invitation to watch the private screening of the aviation-themed 2022 movie: Top Gun: Maverick.

The airline’s Chief Operating Officer also reiterated Ibom Air's plan to commence regional routes later this year.

Established in 2019, Ibom Air is a limited liability company wholly owned by the Akwa Ibom State Government. It currently operates a fleet of 7 aircraft, including 5 Bombardier CRJ 900 and 2 Airbus A220-300, to 7 destinations.

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