Ibom Airlines Limited (Ibom Air) has welcomed two Airbus A320-200 aircraft as additions to its fleet, promising more commitment to its customers.
The aircraft, which arrived over the weekend, were procured from GetJet Airlines UAB (operating as GETJET), a European aircraft leasing company, on a one-year wet-lease agreement.
A statement on Tuesday signed by the Airlines’ General Manager, Marketing and Communication, Aniekan Essienette, quoted the Chief Operating Officer of Ibom Air, Mr George Uriesi, as saying that “The wet-lease agreement is a stop-gap measure undertaken to meet current demands and accommodate growth, while awaiting the deliveries of our ten brand new Airbus A220-300 aircraft, an order that was firmed up in November 2021 at the Dubai Airshow.
“With this new capacity coming on board, we are delighted to inform our passengers that we have increased our offerings, providing more frequencies for their convenience. The Uyo-Lagos and Uyo-Abuja route now have three frequencies every weekday, while our passengers between Lagos and Abuja will have seven frequencies to choose from both ways, every weekday.”
The statement added that the new flight schedules will commence effective from November 23, in time to meet the demand of the holiday season, saying that passengers will be able to access these services on the Ibom Air website at www.ibomair.com, and all its sales channels.
It further revealed that the deliveries of Ibom Air’s 10 brand new A220-300s are scheduled to begin in the second half of 2023.