The management of Ibom Air says it has airlifted 500,000 passengers as of March 1, 2021, since it started operations 20 months ago.
The Group Manager, Marketing and Communication, Ibom Airlines Limited, Mrs Aniekan Essienette, said the company would have achieved the feat earlier but for the COVID-19 lockdown.
She stated that during the period, the company consistently maintained above 90 per cent performance in its daily flights between Uyo, Lagos, Abuja, Calabar and Enugu.
In a statement, Essienette quoted the Chief Operating Officer, George Uriesi, as saying, "Today, Monday 1 March 2021, Ibom Air carried its 500,000th passenger since commencement of operations of the airline on 7 June 2019.
"We are very pleased to record this key milestone of 500,000 passengers. Although we would have clocked this number around November of last year but for the three and a half months COVID-19 lockdown; still it is an indication of steady customer uptake and validation of our services.
"We are most thankful to our customers for believing in us and continuing to rely on our unique proposition of schedule reliability, on-time departures, and excellent service.
"It is the only domestic airline in Nigeria that publishes its schedule reliability and on-time performance statistics monthly," she stated.