Breaking: Ibom Air Shifts Operations with Arrival of New Airbus A220-300

Breaking: Ibom Air Shifts Operations with Arrival of New Airbus A220-300

In a significant development in Nigeria’s aviation sector, Ibom Air has announced the cessation of its wet leased aircraft operations. This decision arrives in the wake of the receipt of its brand-new Airbus A220-300 aircraft, signaling a shift in the airline’s operational strategy.

The Nigerian-based airline had initially resorted to wet leasing to meet the escalating customer demand while waiting for the enlargement of its own fleet. With the arrival of the A220-300, Ibom Air has commenced the process of phasing out the two temporary Airbus A320s that were wet-leased. This transition is especially timely for Ibom Air as the Nigerian aviation industry is in dire need of operationally efficient aircraft.

Advantages of the Airbus A220-300

The A220-300 aircraft is celebrated for its operational efficiency, consuming 25 percent less fuel than other aircraft in its category. Beyond its economic advantages, the A220-300 also offers high levels of comfort, safety, and environmental friendliness – attributes that are increasingly becoming non-negotiable in the aviation industry.

The move towards the new aircraft will cause a temporary reduction in Ibom Air’s flight schedule as the first two A220s are assimilated into service. The company has expressed regret for any inconvenience this may cause to its customers.