Ibom Air to extend flight to Gambia – Emmanuel



Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom  said that Ibom Air, the State-owned Airline, will extend its flight operations to the Gambia and other West African countries.


Emmanuel said this the Gambian Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Mohamadou Musa Njie, him a courtesy visit at Government House, Uyo on Monday.


The governor thanked the Gambian Commissioner and the President of Gambia indicating interest in bilateral relations with Akwa Ibom State in the area of Commerce, industry and aviation development.


“We are actually planning a regional flight with Ibom Air, so we hope by next month we should take delivery of two brand A220 300 series Airbuses,  which will used regional flights.


“I will get this to discussed at the Board of Directors meeting of Ibom Air, so that we can also consider flight to Banjul,”  Emmanuel said.


He acknowledged the tourism potentials in the Gambia and advised other West African countries  to take advantage of the tourism potentials that Ibom Air offered.


Earlier, Njie, commended the governor the great achievements recorded by Ibom Air.
He expressed the willingness of his country to have Ibom Air commence flight operations to the Gambia.


The Commissioner also presented a letter conveying  the invitation of President Adama Barrow of the Gambia to Emmanuel for a visit to strengthen industrial and trade relations. ()