Ibom Air have a new aircraft in its fleet bringing the number to four and all of them are fitted with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, which helped to remove contaminated air from the cabin, passengers needed not be afraid of COVID-19. The new RJ-11 Bombadier with registration numbe 5N -BXP has brought the number on the airlines fleet to four aircraft.

Speaking while receiving the new aircraft, Gov. Udom Emmanuel argued that despite the times being a slow business period for aviation, “We have people to sell; we have services to sell and we have the best of the best of the aircrafts to sell,”.

He described the air efficiency of the aircraft as super, adding that plans are underway to make Ibom Air dominate the aviation industry in Nigeria and the entire Africa continent in terms of services, professionalism and quality of aircraft.

He stated that the safety standards of Ibom Air remained unbeaten, and the hygiene regulations the best.

The Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem disclosed that the key benefit of Ibom Air’s very modern fleet of Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft is that they all come fitted with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters.

“HEPA filters are high-intensity filters that do not just filter dust, but effectively capture greater than 99% of the airborne microbes in the filtered air, including microscopic particles such as bacteria and viruses.

“Cabin air is HEPA equipped aircraft generally pass through the filters 20-30 times per hour, removing contaminants and greatly enhancing the quality of air in the cabin.

“Therefore, when the suspension on domestic flight is lifted, Ibom Air will offer one of the safest, if not safest domestic travel options during COVID19 pandemic in addition to other personal and respiratory hygiene guidelines already prescribed globally,” Ekuwem said.