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Akwa Ibom State Airline, Ibom Air Commences Commercial Flight Operations Today

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Akwa Ibom State Airline, Ibom Air Commences Commercial Flight Operations Today

The government of  Akwa Ibom state said its new airline, Ibom Air, will commence commercial flight operations today.

A statement from the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Udom Emmanuel, Mr. Ekerete Udoh said the airline is first commercial airline ever to be owned and operated by a state government anywhere in the country and indeed Africa.

According to him, the airline is starting commercial operations having fulfilled all regulatory conditions and requirements by the regulatory authorities in the nation’s aviation sector.

He said the airline is one of the signature projects of the Emmanuel administration aimed at changing the economic fortunes of the state and providing employment for the unemployed indigenes of the state.

”The airline which represents one of the signature projects of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s first term was launched on February 20th this year with three aircraft by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki,” he said.

”Having fulfilled all the regulatory conditions and requirements, the airline was certified fit to commence commercial operations, leading to the maiden flight billed for tomorrow, June 7th, 2019.

”It will maintain regular daily flights to both Lagos (MMA2) and Abuja respectively. The aircrafts in its fleet (Bombardier CRJ 900) have the distinction of being relatively new, all three, under 10 years old.

”The commencement of the commercial operations by Ibom Air has been celebrated by Akwaibomites and other Nigerians as a testament to the visionary leadership of Governor Udom Emmanuel, who seems determined to break conventional wisdom concerning things long thought to be impossible to achieve.

”With this development, Governor Emmanuel’s avowed determination to open the three gateways to industrialization-land, sea and air appears to be on course”, he said.



  1. Gina Udeh

    June 7, 2019 at 5:19 AM

    Beware of those ritualists u call politicians before they use u for ritual.
    Am talking to those flight attendants

    • Okpanam1

      June 9, 2019 at 3:08 PM

      Don’t be negative. This is a step towards the right direction.

  2. Fifelomo

    June 7, 2019 at 6:12 AM

    This is a pleasant news.

  3. nik

    June 7, 2019 at 9:48 AM

    Nooooo!!!!!! This is totally wrong! Nigeria is not a communist country and what is the business of the state doing business? It’s so sad that greed and corruption, constant search for new loopholes to siphon and steal by politicians and govt officials are being created by each new govt.
    What is wrong with the state providing capital for private businesses and publicly quoted companies to float this business while the state earn through taxes and levies? This is how it is done in developed countries.
    Government at all levels need to gerraout (get out) of doing businesses. They are killing the private businesses that should piggyback on the state govt supports!
    That is not why state govt were created, period!

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