TRAVEL: How Nigeria’s only state-owned airline, Ibom Air, is dominating Nigeria’s sky
Many Nigerians are talking about Ibom Air, helping to amplify the beautiful experiences of the airline passengers.
The governor said the state government was arranging training programmes for youths in the state willing to become pilots, aeronautic engineers, or take up other career paths in the aviation sector.Weathering the storms“This is an industry of tempestuous storms. One moment you’re faced with the existential threat of a total lockdown due to a totally unforeseen pandemic. You think to yourself, ‘is it that we chose the wrong time to start’?
“All of these are not to mention the depreciating naira and unavailability of forex that the business depends on.Even with the enormous challenges, Ibom Air is still doing greatly, and still getting praises from Nigerians.Again, it hasFrom the data, Air Peace, Arik and Max Air are ranked as airlines that recorded the most delayed flights at Nigerian airports within the period.
This is what is needed, let there be true federalism so that every state will look inward to survive without depending on oil money from federal government. Our population should reflect on the economy. We can't just be big for nothing ibomairlines ibomairlines has always been the best. I wonder the campaign promises of Umoh Eno and the other governorship candidates. Akpabio and MrUdomEmmanuel raised the bar too high. In Akwa you can't promise the people good road and electricity again and hope to be elected.
ibomairlines Long may it last This story is true and more! ibomairlines is an African success story and one feels nothing but pride in what the organization has done. The MRO and new airport terminal can make Akwa Ibom a MAJOR hub for aviation in West Africa. Kudos to the visionaries of these projects!
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“We need to have our people rated on the aircraft and we will spend money and train our people so that in a short period, we will also have Akwa Ibom names in the cockpit,” he said. The governor said the state government was arranging training programmes for youths in the state willing to become pilots, aeronautic engineers, or take up other career paths in the aviation sector. This makes her the first brand ambassador signed by the brand. Today, the airline has over 500 staff. “Nigerians have the right to live in a secure and safe country. Ibom Air, in collaboration with the Akwa Ibom government, is training 100 young pilots in batches for its future operations. The brand’s emphasis on financial inclusivity and assisting Nigerians motivates me to want to be involved in the narrative. The second batch had been scheduled to leave Nigeria for their training at Airbus in France, according to the airline. “So he had already planned this to create a situation where there will be no other person coming up either as candidate or senator or anything, so that at every time they want to talk about APC in the state, he will be the biggest person, having been a former governor,” Mr Enang, a former senator, said.
Weathering the storms Ibom Air flew into terrible storms as soon as it began its operations: the Covid-19 pandemic which crippled the world’s economy, the #EndSars, a 2020 mass protest against police brutality that shook Nigeria, and now the scarcity of aviation fuel in Nigeria and the continuous devaluation of the naira against the U.” Real Warri Pikin is well known for using the Warri pidgin and language, which has now become her signature style. “This is a shame.S dollar. The airline Chief Operating Officer, George Uriesi, spoke on the challenges the airline has faced. Her brand has grown through a genuine and relatable hustler’s journey, which fans greatly admire. “This is an industry of tempestuous storms. We also urge dioceses and all people of goodwill to take the upcoming 2023 general elections seriously,” the bishops said. One moment you’re faced with the existential threat of a total lockdown due to a totally unforeseen pandemic. This is simple because she represents principles that are in perfect alignment and are both designed to challenge the status quo with ideas and innovations. When PREMIUM TIMES contacted the APC chieftain, he said he could not recollect the specific incident Mr Enang was referring to.
You think to yourself, ‘is it that we chose the wrong time to start’? “Then you survive and soon start recovering only to experience #EndSars! Again you manage to recover,” Mr Uriesi said a few weeks ago. “And then the price of aviation fuel suddenly takes you on a roller coaster ride where you find yourself hanging on for dear without a clear sense of how long it will last and how far it will go. RELATED. “No doubt, regular remittances from these migrants help to alleviate poverty among the households they left behind and impact positively on our national economy as a major source of inflow of foreign earnings. “All of these are not to mention the depreciating naira and unavailability of forex that the business depends on. “It has really been a hair-raising roller coaster ride. But we have no intention of rolling over and dying anytime soon. “The other side of the story, which is more of a national disgrace, consists of thousands of young men and women, who in search of greener pastures, embark on perilous journeys to Europe across the Sahara Desert. ‘Akpabio not in control of my destiny’ PREMIUM TIMES asked Mr Akpanudoedehe if what was said about Mr Akpabio was true.
We will just keep weathering it and working hard to succeed in spite of these obstacles,” Mr Uriesi added. A passenger posed for photograph with Ibom Air flight attendant Photo credit _ Gbenga Wemimo Even with the enormous challenges, Ibom Air is still doing greatly, and still getting praises from Nigerians. In July this year, for instance, Ibom Air achieved 72 per cent schedule reliability and 68 per cent on-time performance, still a remarkable feat in the face of the crippling challenges in the aviation sector. Many get drowned as they try to cross over the Mediterranean Sea with rickety and risky boats. The airline operated 848 out of 933 scheduled flights for that month, 265 of the flights were either rescheduled or cancelled, while 271 of the flights were delayed beyond five minutes, according to the data released by the airline. Again, it has been rated as the airline with the second highest number of domestic flights (2,981) in the first quarter of 2022, and the one with the overall best on-time performance within the period, according to data from NCAA. “He is not in control of my destiny.
From the data, Air Peace, Arik and Max Air are ranked as airlines that recorded the most delayed flights at Nigerian airports within the period. This despicable modern-day slavery is booming because it has become a lucrative business and also as a result of the high level of corruption underpinning it. “We continue to manage the difficulties arising from fuel scarcity and the closure of the domestic runway of the MMIA (Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos),” Ibom Air said on 2 August, while alerting the public to the challenges they and other domestic airlines have continued to face in Nigeria’s aviation sector. “But you really can’t put Ibom air side by side with any airline in the country,” a Twitter user, @marvelumoh, tweeted recently. “Yes they have some issues these days, I experienced one recently. But they are still ahead as compared to any of the others,” he said. Messrs Udofia and Akpabio are in court over their political ambition.
Expansion drive The Victor Attah International Airport, named after the second civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, is undergoing extensive expansion to prepare it for Ibom Air’s plan to go international, around the West Africa sub-region. A new International Terminal Building constructed by a renowned civil engineering firm, , is near completion, so is the second phase of the 3.6 kilometre runway. The airport’s Maintenance, Repairs and Overhaul (MRO) facility is also near completion. “A lot of people don’t understand what we have put in here, these are technical details that can facilitate certain aspects of economic growth in the state,” Governor Emmanuel said of the MRO when he went on an inspection visit to the project. “Are you aware that the case is in court? “INEC has their own position.
Ongoing construction of international terminal at Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo. Photo credit Celestine Mel “The MRO can take two 747 aircraft series, eight of our A-220 300 series and all the CRJs for now, all installations are near completion and you can imagine we are the newest bride for all the aircraft maintenance companies across the globe and we have received offers from aircraft maintenance companies, you can imagine the foreign exchange this will bring to the state,” Mr Emmanuel added. The governor calls the new terminal building in the airport, “the smartest terminal building in Africa”. “I don’t know what other countries would do tomorrow, but I think what people should look at in Akwa Ibom is not just the building, it is not just the infrastructure that we are building, the question there is, how can a sub-national take up this level of responsibility? These are not small projects, these are massive national projects. “As of today, there is no country in West Africa that has an MRO, I stand to be corrected,” he said.
Governor Emmanuel said the establishment of Ibom Air and the upgrade at the Uyo airport are all parts of his blueprint to make Akwa Ibom State become an industrial hub. The blueprint hinged around the opening of major gateways – the air, sea, and land – to the oil rich state. “When I came into office, I met one private jet and before I leave office I will not leave with not less than 10 airplanes that would be beneficiary to all Akwa Ibomites. “Of course, the success of this airline (Ibom Air) holds immense benefits to the people of Akwa Ibom, it shows the people our positive attitude, it shows the people our creative minds, it shows the people our capacity, it shows our people how we can weather the storm, it shows the people that we are the eagle that can fly no matter the weather condition,” the governor said. .