By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
The Akwa Ibom State-owned Airlines, Ibom Air has said that it has recorded significant milestones, surpassing even the projections it set for itself to emerge the preferred choice for travelers seeking safety, comfort, reliability, and affordability.
This was contained in a statement made available to New Nigerian on Wednesday, by the General Manager, Marketing, and Communication of Ibom Airlines Limited, Aniekan Essienette as the company prepared to mark the 4th year’s anniversary this Friday.
According to Essientette, who quoted the Chief Operating Officer of Ibom Air, Mr. George Uriesi, “Over the past four years, we have witnessed tremendous growth, exceeding our business plan projections and delivering on the very high expectations of our shareholder.
“These significant milestones were achieved through the careful and painstaking execution of our business plan and the hard work and dedication of our very committed staff compliment. I am pleased to say that Ibom Air’s DNA, our unique internal culture of Excellence, Safety, Integrity, Passion, and Innovation, has become institutionalized and permeates our entire business. This culture underpins our determination to continue to offer our customers the highest quality of service in our industry.
“Earlier in the year, Ibom Air was awarded the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification, another testament to its commitment to the highest safety standards in the industry.
“The achievement of IOSA certification, the imminent entry into service of the new, ultra-modern hub terminal in our home base, the commencement of aircraft maintenance at the brand-new MRO facility also in Uyo, and the forthcoming delivery of our first brand new Airbus A220-300, together represent a pivotal moment for the Company as we prepare to expand our services into West and Central Africa in the second half of the year”. She stated.
Ibom Air thanked its loyal customers, associates, and stakeholders across the country and beyond for their support these past four years.
It would be recalled that on June 7, 2019, Ibom Air took to the skies on its inaugural flight from Uyo to Lagos, armed with a vision to offer industry-leading schedule reliability, on-time departures, and excellent service to passengers. Ibom Air’s current fleet includes five (5) Bombardier CRJ 900 and two (2) Airbus A320s, covering seven (7) destinations and nine (9) routes.