By Harris Emanuel, Uyo
Ibom Air has rolled out the drums to mark its 4th year anniversary, which were laced with “tremendous growth beyond our business plans.”
The company said it would fete its customers and stakeholders as part of activities lined up to commemorate the milestones.
This is contained in a statement signed by the General Manager, Marketing and Communication, Ibom Airline Limited , Aniekam Essienette, obtained by Newsshelve in Uyo , the Akwa Ibom State capital.
Essienette quoted the Chief Operating Officer of Ibom Air, George Uriesi as saying that the company is celebrating the anniverary with ‘immense pride’ in view of its achievements in four years.
The statement reads:”On the 7th of June 2019, exactly four years ago, Ibom Air took to the skies on its inaugural flight from Uyo to Lagos, armed with a vision to offer industry-leading schedule reliability, on-time departures, and excellent service to passengers.
“Established and owned by the Government of Akwa Ibom State, the airline has recorded significant milestones, surpassing even the projections it set for itself.
“With its modern fleet of aircraft, commitment to safety, and unparalleled customer service, Ibom Air has emerged as the preferred choice for travelers seeking safety, comfort, reliability, and affordability.
“Over the past four years, we have witnessed tremendous growth, exceeding our business plan projections and delivering on the very high expectations of our shareholder.
“These significant milestones were achieved through the careful and painstaking execution of our business plan and the hard work and dedication of our very committed staff compliment.
“I am pleased to say that Ibom Air’s DNA, our unique internal culture of Excellence, Safety, Integrity, Passion, and Innovation, has become institutionalized and permeates our entire business.
“This culture underpins our determination to continue to offer our customers the highest quality of service in our industry.”
Earlier in the year, Ibom Air was awarded the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification, another testament to its commitment to the highest safety standards in the industry.
On this, the COO said, “the achievement of IOSA certification, the imminent entry into service of the new, ultra-modern hub terminal in our home base, the commencement of aircraft maintenance at the brand-new MRO facility also in Uyo…
“And the forthcoming delivery of our first brand new Airbus A220-300, together represent a pivotal moment for the Company as we prepare to expand our services into West and Central Africa in the second half of the year”.
The COO also expressed, on behalf of the board, management, and staff, the profound gratitude of the airline to its loyal customers, associates, and stakeholders across the country and beyond for their support these past four years.
As part of activities to mark this year’s anniversary, a fun event has been planned for the 9th of June 2023 to fete customers and critical stakeholders. “