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Nigeria’s Ibom Air’s A220 aircraft lands at MMIA; second aircraft is expected


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Earlier we reported the sale/ leases of aircraft from Egypt Air to Nigeria owned airline Ibom Air.

The state-owned airline of Akwa Ibom has taken delivery of the first of its brand new Airbus A22-300 aircraft. The second aircraft will be delivered in the near future.

The first of the new aircraft with registration mark: SU-GFD touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at 18:15 local time while the second SU-GFA is still expected.

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The aircraft leased from Egypt Air is anticipated to be game-changers as they would strengthen the airline’s fleet for route expansion and bring its size to seven (7).

A source had told Tourtelegragh that Ibom Air had been suffering lack of capacity that the CRJs been good buys, but people are struggling to get seats on the airline’s flights but with the A220s and their great operating costs it is almost the same as the CRJs but with much better-operating economics and better capacity.

The two A220-300s once operated by EgyptAir’s purpose-built subsidiary for Tel Aviv Ben Gurion flights, Air Sinai are both an average of 1.6-year-old aircraft bought just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the globe.

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