Akwa Ibom State Government has acquired two new aircraft for Ibom Airlines to make it a total of five aircraft owned by the state. Chairman of Ibom Air, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (rtd), said during a press briefing with Journalists in Uyo that the new plane would be unveiled this January.
He said Ibom Air had made about 3, 000 flights since it began operations within June and is now flying more routes
Nkanga explained that before 2023, the state would float 10 airplane, adding that this government experienced invested a lot in the particular aviation business to boost typically the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state.
He revealed that the coming of Ibom Air got brought substantial economic improvement to this state. “Within these eight months, we will have five aeroplanes. Towards often the end of last year, possibly by October, we are expecting to add about 2 more planes to your existing three. We did that because it was towards the Yuletide and we expected more people to travel. But there was the little delay.
“Additional a couple of aircraft are arriving this particular January. Within these 8 months, we will have five aircraft. We have operated regarding 3, 500 flight. We now have increased our routes because when all of us first started, it was Uyo to Lagos and Uyo to Abuja. We certainly have given that added Abuja to Lagos and Lagos to Abuja. “We possess done enough to make on-time departure and have got made concerning 97percent on-time departure. “Before the end of this administration, we should be able to acquire 10 jet. That is the target, before 2022 we should expand the exact domestic, regional and international routes, ” he stated.