Ibom Air took delivery of the fourth aircraft, Bombardier CRJ 900, in Lagos. The aircraft arrived Lagos from Calgary, Canada at 10:48pm local time, Tuesday evening (May 5, 2020).
This is a clear testimony to the governor's vision of Akwa Ibom State diversification project - Akwa Ibom Without Oil.
Akwa Ibom commissioner for special duties, Okpolupm Etteh, on Wednesday, announced the arrival of the fourth CRJ 900 aircraft to the fleet of Ibom Air, the state carrier to boost its operation.
Disclosing the development to journalists in Uyo in a telephone conversation, Etteh said the fourth Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft is in Lagos, and it arrived Lagos from Calgary, Canada at 10:48pm local time, Tuesday evening.
Etteh, who restated Governor Udom Emmanuel's commitment and determination to industrialize the state through the aviation sector, noted that the aircraft will further ease the burden of travel in the country.
"This is yet another feat and a testament to Governor Udom Emmanuel's vision of Akwa Ibom without oil, an economic diversification project, he said.
Ibom Air is Akwa Ibom-owned airline that is boosting the state's economic fortunes in the challenging skies.
To ensure that our state remains the destination of choice for foreign investors, government launched Ibom Air to operate at our wholly-owned Obong Victor Attah International Airport to lessen the problems that were being encountered by our numerous air travellers then. The three Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft are in full operation. Though government exclusively owns Ibom Air, its management and operations, government promised it would completely align professionally with its best practices.
The aircraft which have sitting capacity of about 90, operate routes that give preference to Akwa Ibom people.