Ibom Air, the Akwa Ibom State Government-owned flight company is set to add to more new aircraft to make a total of five aircraft to its fleet.
The Chairman of Ibom Air, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (rtd), made this known during a press conference in Uyo, stating that the two new aircraft would be unveiled this January 2020.
Since it began operations in June 2019, Ibom Air which is the first to be owned by a State government in Nigeria had made about 3,000 flights.
Nkanga added that before 2023, the State would float 10 aircraft, considering that the government had invested a lot in the aviation business to boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the State.
Asides the Uyo to Lagos/Lagos to Uyo route, Ibom Air have since added Abuja to Lagos and Lagos to Abuja flights.
“Before the end of this administration, we should be able to acquire 10 aircraft. That is the target, before 2022 we should expand the domestic, regional and international routes”, Nkanga added.