The Akwa Ibom state government on Wednesday unveiled a new airline, Ibom Air.
The state commissioner for special duties and Aviation Development, Akan Okon, said that the constant traffic at the Akwa Ibom airport mandated the state government to join the few airlines operating in the state.
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“Ibom Air has come to stay. I am happy to tell you that we have completed recruitment with good number of Akwa Ibom children. The Chief Pilot is from Akwa Ibom.
“Three aircraft are secured and are ready for commencement of operation. It is completely owned and operated by Akwa Ibom State Government and it will provide 400 direct and indirect jobs,” he added.