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.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn