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Akwa Ibom flags off state-owned airline– no commercial activities yet
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Akwa Ibom flags off state-owned airline– no commercial activities yet
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February 20
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Akwa Ibom has launched its own airline, Ibom Air, although it will not start commercial operations soon.

Present at the launch in Uyo, the state capital, on Wednesday was Bukola Saraki, the senate president.
The Niger Delta state, which already has an international airport, says it will resume operations with three aeroplanes; two of which have been delivered and were displayed at the ceremony.
It also claimed to have recruited 300 direct staff.

Planespotter.net lists just one plane for the new airline, a 7.7-year-old Bombardier CRJ-900, which it says is due to be delivered on January 23.
It can be recalled that the federal government also took up the initiative of owning an airline, Nigerian Air, that was meant to be “private sector-led”.

While unveiling its name and logo at the Farnborough International Airshow in London, Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviationhad disclosed that the airline would have flights on 81 domestic, regional and international routes, with operations scheduled to begin in December 2018.

Amid expectations of its launch, the federal government announced that it had suspended the project, citing investors apathy.

It explained that investors who were supposed to partner with the government on the project were no longer forthcoming.

However, Sirika said the project was only suspended temporarily and not due to investor apathy.
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Akwa Ibom starts Ibom Air
Wednesday, February 20, 2019  NEW


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Akwa Ibom state today flagged off its state-owned airline called Ibom Air. But it may not start commercial operation sooner.

The ceremony, which attracted Senate President Bukola Saraki, was done with pomp.

The airline, the first by any Nigerian state has three planes and has 300 direct staff strength.

Two of the planes have been delivered and were on show at the ceremony in Uyo today.

Planespotters.net lists just one plane for the new airline, a 7.7 year-old Bombardier CRJ-900, which its says is due to be delivered as at 23 January 2019.
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Akwa Ibom starts Ibom Air
Wednesday, February 20, 2019  NEW


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Akwa Ibom state today flagged off its state-owned airline called Ibom Air. But it may not start commercial operation sooner.

The ceremony, which attracted Senate President Bukola Saraki, was done with pomp.

The airline, the first by any Nigerian state has three planes and has 300 direct staff strength.

Two of the planes have been delivered and were on show at the ceremony in Uyo today.

Planespotters.net lists just one plane for the new airline, a 7.7 year-old Bombardier CRJ-900, which its says is due to be delivered as at 23 January 2019.
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[url=https://www.akelicious.net/]Home / NEW / Photos: Saraki Unveils Ibom Air
Photos: Saraki Unveils Ibom Air
Wednesday, February 20, 2019  NEW

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The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday unveiled first two of the nine aircraft proposed for Ibom Airline at Victor Attah International Stadium, Uyo.

Moved by this daring steps towards the development of Akwa Ibom State, Saraki commended the leadership qualities of Governor Udom Emmanuel.

The Senate President said Emmanuel by his leadership style has been able to create an environment viable for development.

“Today, we celebrate leadership, we celebrate the good things that can come out of Nigeria, we celebrate the audacity of hope. The governor has created an environment for people to have jobs. We are proud of you in the PDP family that you are one of us,” he said.

Former governor of the state and initiator of the airport project, Obong Victor Attah commended the governor for carrying on the project he started, adding that he was happy that the governor was running the state as a business.

“I thank God that we have Governor Udom Emmanuel who have deemed it necessary to carry on the project we started years ago. I was accused of running the government as a business but I am happy that Udom Emmanuel is running the government as a business. Today we have in front of us the beginning of something that will bring economic development to the state,” he said.

Speaking at the launching, Governor Udom Emmanuel said the airline was a monumental achievement in the state.

He said the aircraft, C-FWNK is only six years old with a sitting capacity of about 90 persons and constitute the newest and modern fleet of the Canadian airbus.

He noted that Akwa Ibom is the only state in the country to run a state owned airport and run an airline, adding that the government is running Ibom Air as a business.
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