The Akwa Ibom State Government, added a Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft to the fleet of the state-owned Ibom AIr.
Speaking on Tuesday during the delivery of the aircraft, Governor Udom Emmanuel, lauded the features of the aircraft. He said the air efficiency of the aircraft means contracting coronavirus in it is impossible.
“This is the latest in the addition to this fleet. I don’t want to be boastful, but check the domestic flights in Africa.
“I want to believe when you have an airplane that is still within warranty in the domestic aviation, you can hit your chest and praise yourself, even if no one does that.
“We had a dream and I shared that dream with just one man; we held our hands and started the documentation; the dream dates back to 2016, not just now. When they needed documentation, we were almost ready.
“The experts have said a lot about the quality of the aircrafts we are having. This one, you don’t have to be afraid of coronavirus. No COVID-19 can attack you in this one. The air efficiency that we have in it is super, so nothing to fear.
“Also, our safety standards remain to be beaten by any other airline. Even the way we decontaminate our airline after each flight, our hygiene regulations remain the best of the best.
“I want to believe that I have the pledge of the members of staff and management that instead of going down on that standard, we will keep improving, because there is always room for improvement.
“We want to really dominate this industry with our services, the quality of our aircraft and the quality and professionalism of our own personnel.
“We have people to sell; we have services to sell and we have the best of the best of the aircrafts to sell,” Emmanuel said.