Category Archives: Ibom Air

GetJet Airlines wet-leases two Airbus A320s to Ibom Air

GetJet Airlines has entered a long-term partnership with the Nigerian operator Ibom Air.

The two airlines signed a twelve-month wet-lease agreement for two Airbus A320-200 aircraft.

The aircraft bearing the Lithuanian registrations of LY-GYM and LY-FAS commenced commercial operations on November 21, 2022.

GetJet Airlines, in cooperation with its established affiliates, will further support Ibom Air via crew training and line maintenance services in Nigeria. The broader strategy for this partnership between the Akwa Ibom state-owned airline, and the Lithuanian ACMI specialist GetJet Airlines, is strengthening Ibom Air’s competitive position within the West African market.

Top Copyright Photo: GetJet Airlines Airbus A320-233 LY-EMU (msn 2118) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 947497.

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Ibom Air purchases ten Airbus A220 aircraft

Akwa Ibom state government owned airline in Nigeria, Ibom Air has signed a firm order for ten (10) A220s at the Dubai Airshow.

The signing was done by Mfon Udom, the chief Executive Officer of Ibom Air, and Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International in the presence of the Akwa Ibom state Governor, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel.

Nigeria, with the largest population in Africa and the largest GDP, offers substantial growth potential in both domestic and regional travel. The A220 is therefore the ideal choice for a full range of services from very short-haul segments to intra-continental air routes.

Ibom Air currently operates two A220s. The airline flies to Uyo, Abuja, Calabar, Enugu, Lagos, and Port Harcourt. The purchase of the new A220s will enable the airline to continue on its growth path, offering new routes across not just Nigeria, but to the west African region and to Africa at large.

Ibom Air to add two ex-Air Sinai Airbus A220-300s

Ibom Air is a Nigerian Airline owned by the Akwa Ibom State Government.

The airline commenced operations on June 7, 2019 with three Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft.

Ibom Air currently flies to 5 cities within Nigeria: Uyo, Abuja, Calabar, Enugu and Lagos.

Now the African airline is reportedly getting ready to acquire the two EgyptAir Airbus A220-300s (SU-GFA and SU-GFD) previously operated by Air Sinai. One aircraft has been painted.