Ibom Air offers competition, choices, begins flight operations to Accra Oct. 17

Fast-rising Nigerian carrier, Ibom Air has concluded plans to begin the Accra route promises to give travelers more choices on the lucrative route.

The carrier on its Instagram page disclosed that it would commence the Lagos-Accra daily flight on October 17, 2023.

Not too long ago, Ibom Air achieved the global industry safety standard and received its Operational Safety Audit Certificate. This assures the airline’s safety commitment and brings it one step closer to full IATA membership.

The achievement is essential for continual growth and its industry aspirations.

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the carrier, Mr. George Uriesi had last week in Abuja disclosed that the airline has no intention of operating beyond the shores of Africa.

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He stated that the carrier’s operations would concentrate on regional flight operations and flights within the continent.

The carrier may have taken lessons from airlines that started small and ventured on intercontinental routes without stabilising on the domestic and West Coast routes, leading to their quick demise.

The domestic and regional operations offer airlines much more than long-haul destinations; a situation that can be likened to frittering away their gain on routes that appear lucrative but indeed, a drain pipe on many of the country’s airlines.

Ibom Air hit the 2.5 million passenger mark on July 12, 2023, and has become one if not the most reliable carriers in Nigeria in terms of schedule reliability.

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Wole Shadare