…As Management Appreciates Aviation Minister, NCAA other Stakeholders
By our Correspondent
The management of Ibom Air has taken delivery of the fifth aircraft that was purchased in 2019 to boost its airways for the flying delight of all its passengers.
In a release endorsed by its management and made available to Century Newsfront indicates that the long-awaited plane arrives today, Saturday morning from Canada amidst delays occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, “After delays occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic, Ibom Air is pleased to finally receive it’s fifth Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft, the second of the two additional aircraft purchased in December 2019. The aircraft, with registration number 5N-BXO, arrived Lagos from Calgary, Canada at 00:05 am local time, Saturday morning, (1st August, 2020)”.
The aircraft, which is one of the modern and recently built in the aviation world features among other the High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) that protects its passengers from contacting any airborne diseases including COVID-19 all, for the travelling delight, “With the arrival of this aircraft, our modern and efficient fleet grows to five aircraft and Ibom Air continues to operate the youngest fleet amongst Nigeria’s airlines. This fleet strategy is in line with our vision to be a world-class African regional airline. A key benefit of Ibom Air’s very modern fleet of Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft is that they all come factory-fitted with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. HEPA filters are high-intensity filters that do not just filter dust, but effectively capture greater than 99.97% of the airborne microbes in cabin air, including microscopic particles such as bacteria and viruses. Cabin air in HEPA equipped aircraft generally passes through the filters every 2-3 minutes, removing contaminants and greatly enhancing the quality of air in the cabin”.
The management thanked the state governor, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel for the support given to the sector; also appreciate the Minister of Aviation and other stakeholders for ensuring the dream of Ibom Air comes to fruition, “Ibom Air thanks the Hon. Minister of Aviation, the Federal Ministry of Aviation, the NCAA, FAAN, NAMA and the Akwa Ibom State Government, for their consistent support. We also thank our highly valued customers for your continued loyalty and assure you that Ibom Air is now better prepared than ever to continue to deliver the trademark services you have come to rely on us for schedule reliability, on-time departures and excellent service! As our destination footprint expands, we look forward to welcoming more and more passengers onboard our flights”.