Ibom Air is a Nigerian airline that offers domestic flights within the country. The regional carrier is based at Akwa Ibom Airport, Uyo and offers flights to a small number of destinations.
The airline was founded in 2019 and is entirely owned by the government of the Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria. It flew its inaugural flight in June 2019 with a service between Uyo to Lagos.
The airline hopes to develop regional and domestic services to Uyo in the future, however, their current flight schedule only serves Lagos and Abuja.
The airline strives to become the best airline in Nigeria and West Africa, hoping to do so with their safe service, excellent hospitality and innovative mindset.
Ibom Air currently flies to three destinations in Nigeria. However, in the future, they hope to expand their network to West Africa. The table below displays these destinations:
|Uyo||Akwa Ibom Airport (QUO)|
|Ikeja, Lagos||Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS)|
|Abuja||Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV)|
Ibom Air currently has three aircraft in service, as per the table below (correct of August 2019):
Passengers are allowed one main cabin bag which must not exceed 10kg in weight and 45 x 25 x 56cm. In addition, passengers are allowed one handbag or laptop bag which must fit in the cabin under the seat in front of you. The dimensions for this item must not exceed 40 x 30 x 15cm, and 5kg in weight.
Passengers are allowed 20kg of checked baggage.
Passengers who have upgraded to the premium economy cabin are permitted 30kg of checked baggage.
Passengers can check-in online for their Ibom Air flight online via the ibomair.com website. This service opens 24 hours before the flight is due to depart, closing 1 hour before.
Passengers can also check-in for their flight at the airport, which opens 2 hours before the flight departure time and closes 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Akwa Ibom Airport is a small regional airport which serves Uyo, the capital of the Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria. The airport began construction in 2006 and was completed 3 years later in 2009. Upgrading the airport began in 2012 to include the construction of an international terminal and additional taxiways. Currently, it operates flights only to Abuja and Lagos with airlines such as Arik Air, Air Peace and Dana Air.
Economy passengers can enjoy a high standard flight experience in the economy class of this airline. Passengers are offered complimentary fresh and tasty snacks and beverages, enjoyed in a comfortable cabin with supported and cushioned chairs.
Premium economy passengers are offered an enhanced flying experience, with priority boarding and extra special dining options with premium snacks and beverages on offer.
Ibom Air does not currently offer a business class service on board their flights.
There is currently no first-class cabin for this airline.
Ibom Air does not provide passengers with in-seat screens for entertainment. However, there is lively music played which passengers can enjoy as part of the flying experience.
Passengers with an economy class ticket receive tasty snacks and drinks onboard. In premium economy, this is upgraded to superior food, including premium snacks and meals.
Ibom Air does not currently offer passengers any WiFi or internet services onboard the flight.
Ibom Air is yet to develop a frequent flyer programme for its passengers.
Ibom Air is not currently part of any airline alliance programme.
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Passengers who are pregnant should consult their doctor before travelling. However, pregnant women are not required to provide any documentation if they are 28 weeks or less pregnant. Passengers who are 28 weeks or more pregnant will need to present medical forms stating they are fit to travel.
Passengers with a disability or reduced mobility who require any form of special assistance should notify the airline as soon as possible after book, but at least 48 hours prior to departure so that arrangements can be made to assist you through the airport and when boarding the plane.
17th February 2020
Ibom Air has resumed flights at Lagos Airport after the airport cancelled flights all flights from all airlines for five consecutive days. The reason that Lagos Airport had cancelled all flights was due to the harmattan haze that left all airlines unable to fly within the area due to dusty conditions.
However, on Sunday 16th February, Lagos Airport re-opened to allow all airlines to resume flights. Ibom Air will now resume its daily scheduled flights to Lagos, flying from Abuja and Uyo.
14th February 2020
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority recently released a report that revealed that a total of 80,875 flights were operated in Nigeria last year. In total, there were 42 airlines that flew routes in, out and within Nigeria. One of the nine domestic airlines that flew within the country was Ibom Air. The report showed that Ibom Air flew 2,472 flights in Nigeria last year. This is particularly impressive as the airline only serves a total of three destinations and didn't take launch until mid-2019, meaning that all of its flights took place in the second half of the year.
Ibom Air's 2,472 flights account for 3% of all Nigerian flights in 2019.