Ibom Air Welcomes First Airbus A220-300 To Expand Fleet

Ibom Airlines Limited (Ibom Air), the flagship airline of Akwa Ibom State has announced the successful receipt of its first Airbus A220-300 aircraft, marking a significant milestone in the carrier’s strategic expansion plan. This state-of-the-art aircraft is the initial delivery of a total order for 10 Airbus A220-300 units, secured during the 2021 Dubai Airshow.

The formal handover ceremony, held today, November 24th, 2023, at Airbus’ facility in Mirabel, Canada, saw the presence of notable dignitaries, including former Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, Ibom Air’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Mfon Udom, and the Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer, Mr. George Uriesi.

Representatives from Airbus, who graced the occasion, included Benoît Schultz, President and CEO of Airbus Canada, Daniel Wenninger, Head of the A220 Programme Office, and Marc Arpin, Head of A220 Customer Line, Airbus Canada.

The Airbus A220-300 stands at the forefront of modern aviation technology, garnering global recognition for its revolutionary fuel efficiency, cutting-edge technology, and top-notch passenger comfort and safety features. Adaptable for short and medium-haul commercial operations, with a range of up to 7 hours (up to 3,450 nm), the addition of the Airbus A220-300 to Ibom Air’s fleet positions the airline for expanded service across diverse destinations within the African continent.

Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mfon Udom, expressed great enthusiasm on the arrival of the Airbus A220-300, saying “The introduction of the Airbus A220-300 to our fleet is a game-changing leap forward for Ibom Air. The decision to invest in a fleet of highly efficient brand-new aircraft to power our growth plans underscores our determination to offer no less than world-class airline services to our valued customers”.

As Ibom Air continues on its growth trajectory, passengers can anticipate a superior travel experience characterized by world-class onboard services, enhanced schedule reliability, and more punctual departures.

Ibom Air remains dedicated to providing unparalleled air travel experiences as it enters this new phase of expansion and service excellence.

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Albinus Chiedu

Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, and author. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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