In what continues to be an admirable feat, Akwa Ibom State’s carrier, Ibom Air, has been given the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority’s Air Operator Certificate to begin commercial flight services.
The certificate was issued to the airline in Lagos, on Thursday.
In a statement on its website on Thursday, the airline said it would commence flight operations on Friday (today).
It also said “Ibom Air commends the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority for the objective, professional, competent and thorough manner in which it has conducted our certification process thus far.
“Based on our commitment to operate to world-class standards, Ibom Air submitted itself totally to the process. The process in Nigeria, in terms of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations, is designed to take at least nine months to complete. In the case of Ibom Air, we are pleased to say that we are on course
Responding to reports that the airlines three aircraft were Canadian registered, it said the reports were false as all the aircraft had been duly registered in Nigeria.
“All three aircraft were ferried into Nigeria from Canada on their Canadian registration, which is normal, for insurance purposes. But as soon as they arrived in Nigeria, they were deregistered
deregistered from Canada and assumed their Nigerian registration 5N-BWK, 5N-BWL and 5N-BWM respectively, which they have borne until today,” it added.