Ibom Air has welcomed it’s fifth Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft on Saturday, 01 August 2020. This is the second of the two additional aircraft purchased in December 2019.

The aircraft, with registration number 5N-BXO, arrived Lagos from Calgary, Canada at 00.05 am local time.

The airline which operates the youngest fleet in Nigeria now has five aircraft with this new addition. This fleet strategy, the airline noted, is in line with its vision to be a world-class African regional airline.

Giving details, the airline noted that one of the key benefit of its very modern fleet of Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft is that they all come factory-fitted with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters.

HEPA filters are high-intensity filters that do not just filter dust, but effectively capture greater than 99.97percent of the airborne microbes in cabin air, including microscopic particles such as bacteria and viruses.

Cabin air in HEPA equipped aircraft generally passes through the filters every 2-3 minutes, removing contaminants and greatly enhancing the quality of air in the cabin.

Ibom Air expressed gratitude to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, the Federal Ministry of Aviation, all aviation regulatory bodies in Nigeria- NCAA, FAAN, NAMA, and the Akwa Ibom State Government, for their consistent support.

“We also thank our highly valued customers for your continued loyalty and assure you that Ibom Air is now better prepared than ever, to continue to deliver the trademark services you have come to rely on us for schedule reliability, on-time departures, and excellent service!”

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