Ibom Air throws more light on schedule adjustment

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From Left: Marketing Officer, Ibom Air, Mr. Odotitoro; Group Manager, Marketing and Communication, Ibom Air. Mrs. Aniekan Essienette; and Group Manager, Corporate Services, Ibom Air. Mrs. Imelda Aba, during Ibom Air Media Chat with Aviation Correspondent in Lagos.

Ibom Air confirmed that its newly acquired Airbus A220-300 aircraft is getting set to commence commercial operations following the final stages of regulatory certification.

Group Manager Marketing and Communication Mrs. Aniekan Essienette also gave clarity on the schedule adjustment, maintaining that it was part of the plan following the discontinuation of its wet-leased aircraft. She stressed it would return to its normal schedule soon.

Mrs. Essienette paid a courtesy visit to the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents, LAAC, accompanied by the Group Manager of Corporate Services Mrs. Imelda Aba and the Marketing and Communication Officer Odotitoro Esu.

She  explained that two Airbus are due for delivery and one is already on ground, while the second one will come “anytime from now.” she said.

Mrs. Essienette called for a more favourable environment for airlines to operate seamlessly, stating that the external factors make it difficult to deliver on the tenets on which the business is built.

“For instance, she stated, since we are not an aircraft manufacturing nation, we have to import most spares for aircraft, a process which is now slow due to the challenges of accessing foreign exchange.

“We hope our operating environment becomes more favourable such that we can acquire parts, and sometimes we get the parts and have to go through strenuous customs processes. These are things you dont see, and it is a struggle, but we are coping.

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