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Akwa Ibom’s Ibom Air Takes Delivery Of Its Fourth Bombardier CRJ 900 Aircraft (Photos)

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Ibom Air, on Tuesday 05 May, 2020, took delivery of its fourth Bombardier CRJ 900 Aircraft in Lagos.

Akwa Ibom State, in 2019, became the first State Government-owned Airline in Africa after launching its services with three Bombardier CRJ aircrafts.

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Akwa-Ibom state airline Ibom Air has taken delivery of a Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft in Lagos. The aircraft, the airlines fourth Bombardier CRJ 900, arrived Lagos from Calgary; Canada at 10:48 pm local time, on Tuesday (05 May, 2020).





Recall that in 2019, the oil rich state acquired three Bombardier aircrafts to launch the first State Government-owned Airline in Africa.

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The airline, on its facebook page, thanked the Hon. Minister of Aviation, the Federal Ministry of Aviation, the NCAA; NAMA; FAAN and the Akwa Ibom State Government; for making it possible for to ferry the aircraft into Nigeria during the Covid-19 period.

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“Keeping it in Canada waiting for the Covid-19 pandemic to pass, would incur huge and unnecessary hard currency costs for us.”

The state owned airline also thank its numerous customers for their continued loyalty.





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According to Ibom Air, the Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft, with registration number 5N-BXP; made its maiden commercial flight in May 2014 (just 6 years ago).

A key benefit of Ibom Air’s very modern fleet of Bombardier CRJ 900 is that they all come fitted with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters.





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