AviationHeadlines Nigeria’s Ibom Air acquires two airbus A220 By maritimemag June 15, 2021 ShareTweet 0 Chinazor Megbolu The Akwa-ibom State Ibom Air has acquired two Airbus A220 aircraft this June. The state government said the narrow bodies are on lease from EgyptAir and is joining the Nigerian airline’s five CRJ900 aircraft already in its fleet. The group also also explained the carrier has intention of growing with its state’s economy through the use of these planes. The two aircrafts, the management pointed out, were formerly operated by Air Sinai on the outfit’s covert Tel Aviv routes. “These deliveries mark two years of services for Ibom Air. The Akwa Ibom state government commenced operations with the carrier on June 7th, 2019, following a flight from Victor Attah International Airport in Uyo to Muritala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. “Uniquely, this operator was the first state airline to be founded in Nigeria,” the group said. They, however, stated that Airbus A220 has found several fans over the last few years, especially with airBaltic opting to hold an A220-only fleet. © 2021, maritimemag. All rights reserved.