Nigerian carrier Ibom Air has signed a firm order for 10 Airbus A220s.

Ibom, which launched operations in 2019, became an A220 operator in July this year after leasing a pair of the twinjets from EgyptAir.


Source: Airbus

Ibom Air placed an order for 10 Airbus A220s during the Dubai air show

It has now at the Dubai air show signed a deal with Airbus to acquire 10 of the type.

Ibom Air Air chief executive Mfon Udom says: “As an organisation, we at Ibom Air are delighted with the steep growth we have achieved in just over two and a half years since we commenced operations, a growth chiefly driven by the massive embrace of our product and brand by the Nigerian domestic flying public.

”The addition of the A220 to our fleet will support our growth strategy and boost operational efficiency. It will also offer our passengers more space and enhanced cabin experience, as a value add for choosing us.”

Cirium’s fleets data shows Ibom also operates five Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets.