Akwa Ibom’s Airline, Ibom Air Takes Delivery Of New Aircraft
The management of Ibom Air, an Akwa Ibom State wholly owned and operated airline says it has taken delivery of one more aircraft, making it four aircraft on her fleet.
The aircraft is a Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft that arrived in Lagos from Calgary, Canada at 10:48 pm local time, Tuesday evening 05 May 2020.
According to a statement from the Akwa Ibom government, the statement said the aircraft was received in Lagos.
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” We are very pleased to receive the first of our two recently purchased Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft, in line with our fleet expansion strategy. With this addition, our fleet grows to four aircraft. This particular aircraft, with registration number 5N-BXP, made its maiden commercial flight in May 2014 (just 6 years ago). Thus, Ibom Air continues to operate the lowest average fleet age amongst Nigeria’s airlines. This fleet strategy is in line with our vision to be a world-class African regional airline.”
The company said her modern fleet of Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft comes fitted with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters which help to remove contaminated air from the cabin.
A key benefit of Ibom Air’s very modern fleet of Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft is that they all come fitted with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. HEPA filters are high-intensity filters that do not just filter dust, but effectively capture greater than 99% of the airborne microbes in the filtered air, including microscopic particles such as bacteria and viruses. Cabin air in HEPA equipped aircraft generally pass through the filters 20-30 times per hour, removing contaminants and greatly enhancing the quality of air in the cabin.
Ibom Airline thank the Hon. Minister of Aviation, the Federal Ministry of Aviation, the NCAA, NAMA, FAAN and the Akwa Ibom State Government, for making it possible to ferry in the aircraft during this period of COVID-19. Keeping it in Canada waiting for the Covid-19 pandemic to pass, would incur huge and unnecessary hard currency costs for us.
Ibom Air which is the brainchild of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s administration in Akwa Ibom has recorded tremendous successes, surpassing records in the number of passengers airlifted as well as on-time departure and arrival of flights, less than a year since it began operations.
Ibom Air which commenced commercial flight operations on June 7, 2019, with three aircraft has airlifted 50,000 passengers within 100 days of operations and recorded 98 percent on-time flight departure, according to report from the company.
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