Akwa Ibom State Airline, Ibom Air, has conducted its first flight from Lagos into Calabar.
The airline was received by a water cannon salute by officials of the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport Calabar by 10:10 AM.
It had a former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, on board. Duke praised the airline for adhering to industry standards.
Duke also stressed that the hospitality industry would benefit as a result of the addition of the new route.
Ibom Air’s Director, Airline Services, Amaka Echetabu, said it was a big event for them.
Echetabu stressed that the airline would help boost the economy of Cross River State.