Ghana Celebrates as Ibom Air Begins Regional Flights.


Ibom Air, an airline under the ownership of Akwa Ibom State, has initiated the operation of regional flights connecting Lagos, Nigeria, to Accra, Ghana. This strategic move is a part of the airline’s overarching vision, which aims to establish itself as a leading African Regional Airline.
The key focus of this vision is to provide passengers with an unparalleled travel experience characterized by a commitment to punctuality, dependable scheduling, and exceptional service standards. By expanding its operations and emphasizing service excellence, Ibom Air seeks to solidify its position as a prominent player in the African aviation industry.


The flight left Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday and received a warm welcome upon arrival at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, at 7:45 a.m. local time.

Upon the airline’s arrival, Mrs. Pamela Djamson-Tettey, the Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company Limited, expressed her delight, stating, “We are thrilled to welcome Ibom Air to Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. We commend your choice to operate flights to Accra and are pleased to have you join us.

Mr. Kwame Baffour Awuah, representing the Managing Director, emphasized that the action reflects the trust placed in Ghana’s aviation sector. He extended congratulations to Ibom Air for choosing to collaborate with the nation in advancing aviation, highlighting that their presence will enhance travel connectivity between Ghana and Nigeria. As the operators and managers of Kotoka International Airport, they assured Ibom Air of their commitment to ensuring the success of the airline’s operations in Ghana.

Our commitment remains steadfast in delivering seamless facilities and services to guarantee efficient operations.

While applauding Ibom Air for its track record of on-time departure and excellent service delivery, she appealed to the airline to extend the same excellent customer service to passengers in the country.

Mr. George Uriesi, the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Ibom Air, expressed his excitement about the new route, stating, We are delighted to launch our regional operations today, starting with the inaugural flight between Lagos and Accra.

This marks a momentous milestone for Ibom Air as we broaden our reach beyond Nigeria and into Africa. Through this latest route, our goal is to strengthen the links between Nigeria and Ghana, facilitating tourism, trade, and stronger economic and cultural relationships. Ibom Air maintains its dedication to providing outstanding services to our customers, and we encourage travelers between Nigeria and Ghana to opt for Ibom Air and enjoy the top-notch service we offer.

The Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr. Charles Udoh, representing the Akwa Ibom State Government, emphasized that the first flight signifies a crucial moment in the history of Akwa Ibom, the birthplace of Ibom Air.

Mr. Charles Udoh highlighted that Akwa Ibom boasts a wealth of tourism, economic prosperity, and diverse culinary offerings. Ibom Air initially began as a visionary aspiration to establish an airline that would emerge as a key player in Nigeria. Our mission is to reshape the aviation industry. Other airlines ought to take notice.

He praised the management and employees of Ibom Air for their exceptional strategy in the aviation sector, leading the airline to achieve this significant milestone in under five years of operation.

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