Nigerian airline, Ibom Air has marked a significant milestone with the commencement of regional operations. The airline’s inaugural flight from Lagos to Accra took off at 7:00 am (WAT) on the 17th of October, 2023, offering travellers a new gateway to explore the vibrant West African region.
Ibom Air says “This strategic expansion aligns with its vision to be a world-class African Regional Airline by offering passengers an industry-leading travel experience that encompasses schedule reliability, on-time departures, and excellent service.”
Expressing his enthusiasm about the new route, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Ibom Air, Mr. George Uriesi, said: “We are thrilled to commence our regional operations today, with the inaugural flight between Lagos and Accra. This is a significant step for Ibom Air as we expand our network out of Nigeria and into the African continent. With this new route, we aim to enhance connectivity between Nigeria and Ghana, fostering tourism, trade, and tighter economic and cultural ties.
Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company Limited, Mrs. Pamela Djamson-Tettey, said, “We are indeed delighted to welcome Ibom Air to Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana. We congratulate you on your decision to fly into Accra and are happy to have you on board. Your entry into Ghana’s market will offer the travelling public more options for connectivity between Ghana and Nigeria.”
Ibom Air has built a reputation for on-time performance and joins Air Peace as other Nigerian carrier on the route.