Ibom Airline Limited on Wednesday, August 25, announced the replacement of its wet-leased Airbus A220 aircraft with Egyptair Livery for a period of two weeks.
The Facebook post read: “Ibom Air would like to inform our customers and the general public that one of our recently wet-leased Airbus A220 aircraft has had to undergo maintenance for an anticipated period of two weeks.
To avoid disappointing our passengers and because, at Ibom Air, we take our commitment to our customers most seriously, we have immediately brought in a replacement aircraft from Egyptair.
As a result, our passengers and well wishers will notice an Airbus A220 draped in Egyptair livery operating flights for Ibom Air over the next couple of weeks. Please note that this aircraft is standing in until our wet-leased Airbus A220 returns to service.
While this temporary arrangement is a common practice in the aviation industry, at Ibom Air, it is our practice to always carry our customers along, hence this statement. Rest assured that our priority is to ensure that our passengers continue to enjoy Ibom Air’s acclaimed in-flight services with minimal schedule disruption.
This medium previously reported that after flight cancellations due to various curfews imposed on many states in Nigeria last week, the management of Ibom Air had come out to apologise to its customers and Nigerians at large.
The airline made the public apology in a statement signed and released by its management on Thursday, October 29.
In the statement, Ibom Air also apologised for the long response times experienced by the customers due to the distortion of its operation.
Recall that many state governments in the country recently imposed indefinite curfews on the states due to the #EndSARS protests that were metamorphosed into crises.