“The A220 will allow us to increase the number of annual passengers through Akwa Ibom Airport in Uyo, thus bringing more first-time visitors and business travelers to the region,” said Udon Emmanuel, Governor of Nigerian State of Akwa Ibom.
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Dubai: Nigerian Ibom Air has signed a firm order for 10 Airbus A220s at the Dubai Airshow.

The order is valued at $ 900 million at the current list price.

Ibom Air currently operates two A220s. The purchase of the new A220s will allow the airline to continue its growth, offering new routes not only through Nigeria, but also to the West African region.

“As an organization, at Ibom Air, we are delighted with the strong growth we have achieved in just over two and a half years since the start of our activities, growth mainly driven by the massive adoption of our product. and our brand by the Nigerian public of domestic flights. “said Mfon Udom, CEO of Ibom.

Nigeria, with Africa’s largest population and highest GDP, offers substantial growth potential in national and regional travel. The A220 is therefore the ideal choice for a full range of services ranging from very short-haul segments to intra-continental air routes.

“The A220 will allow us to increase the number of annual passengers through Akwa Ibom Airport in Uyo, bringing more first-time visitors and business travelers to the region. These efforts reflect our commitment to supporting local commerce and making a positive contribution to socio-economic growth in Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria. said Udon Emmanuel, governor of the Nigerian state of Akwa Ibom.