Ibom Air Begins Regional Flights With all Lagos-Accra Route

Ibom Air Begins Regional Flights With all Lagos-Accra Route

Ibom Air, the Akwa Ibom State-owned airline on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, began regional flight operations from Lagos Nigeria to Accra Ghana.

 

The flight which departed Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria at 7. 45am today, was treated to a grand reception at Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana, at 7.45 am, Local time.

 

Receiving the airline, the Managing Director, Ghana Airports Company Limited, Mrs. Pamela Djamson-Tettey, said, ‘’We are indeed delighted to welcome Ibom Air to Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana. We congratulate you on your decision to fly into Accra and are happy to have you on board.

 

Represented by Mr Kwame Baffour Awuah, the Managing Director said the move is a demonstration of the confidence reposed in the Ghana aviation industry.

 

She congratulated Ibom Air on its decision to partner the country in aviation development, saying.
“Your entry into Ghana’s market will offer the travelling public more options for connectivity between Ghana and Nigeria. As Operators and Managers of Kotoka International Airport, we assure Ibom Air of our support in making their operations in Ghana a success. ’

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“We are committed to continue providing smooth facilities and services to ensure smooth operations.

 

While applauding Ibom Air for its track record of on-time departure and excellent service delivery, she appealed to the airline to extend same excellent customer services to passengers in the country.

 

Expressing his enthusiasm about the new route, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Ibom Air, Mr. George Uriesi, said: “We are thrilled to commence our regional operations today, with the inaugural flight between Lagos and Accra.

 

“This is a significant step for Ibom Air as we expand our network out of Nigeria and into the African continent. With this new route, we aim to enhance connectivity between Nigeria and Ghana, fostering tourism, trade, and tighter economic and cultural ties. Ibom Air remains committed to delivering exceptional services to our passengers, and we invite travellers between Nigeria and Ghana to choose Ibom Air and experience the best of our service offering.”

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Speaking on behalf of Akwa Ibom State Government, the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr Charles Udoh said the inaugural flight marks a significant milestone in the history of Akwa Ibom, the home state of Ibom Air.

 

“Akwa Ibom is rich in tourism, economic growth and cuisines. Ibom Air started like a dream, it was to build an airline that would become one of the leading forces in Nigeria. We are redefining the aviation sector. Other airlines should be afraid”. He said

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He applauded the management and staff of Ibom Air for an excellent approach to aviation business, which he said has seen the airline to such a significant milestone in less than five years of operation.