Ibom Air has increased its fleet of aircraft to five. The airline which is the only government owned carrier in Nigeria received it’s 5th Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft, which is the second of the two additional aircraft purchased in December 2019. The aircraft, with registration number 5N-BXO, arrived Lagos from Calgary, Canada on Saturday morning, August 1.
The airline has recently flagged off service from Calabar international airport in addition to operations from Uyo, Lagos and Abuja. According to the management of the company, patrons of the airline will enjoy the benefit of Ibom Air’s very modern fleet of Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft which comes with factory-fitted High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. HEPA filters are high-intensity filters that do not just filter dust, but effectively capture greater than 99.97% of the airborne microbes in cabin air, including microscopic particles such as bacteria and viruses. Cabin air in HEPA equipped aircraft generally pass through the filters every 2-3 minutes, removing contaminants and greatly enhancing the quality of air in the cabin.
The airline thanked the minister of aviation, the federal ministry of aviation, the Akwa Ibom state government, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and all other stakeholders in the aviation sector for their support. Ibom Air, owned by the Akwa Ibom state government, began commercial operations last year, flying Uyo to Abuja and Lagos