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Ibom Air begins commercial operations

Ibom Air
will officially commence commercial flight operations today, the Akwa Ibom
State Government has disclosed.

This is
contained in a statement by Mr. Ekerete Udoh, Chief Press Secretary to Governor
Udom Emmanuel.
noted that Ibom Air is the first commercial airline ever to be owned and
operated by a state government in country as well as in the whole of Africa.
said the airline had fulfilled all regulatory conditions and requirements by
the regulatory authorities in the nation’s aviation sector, thus qualifying it
to begin commercial operations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
this development, Governor Emmanuel’s avowed determination to open the three
gateways to industrialization-land, sea and air appears to be on course”, he

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