Ibom Air (QI, Uyo) has announced its international debut with daily flights between Lagos in Nigeria and Accra in Ghana starting on October 17.

Chief Commercial Officer George Uriesi confirmed to ch-aviation that the carrier's CRJ900LRs would initially be deployed on the route and, "as traffic grows beyond the CRJ, [the type] will be replaced by the A220".

Marking the opening of ticket sales on its website, the airline declared: "It’s official! Accra here we come!"

Ibom Air operates a fleet of five CRJ900LRs and has ten A220-300s on order. Uriesi told ch-aviation that deliveries are on track with the first unit expected in November 2023 and the next two arriving by October 2024, after which the remainder will be delivered in batches every quarter.

He also confirmed that the current wet leases of two A320-200s, one each from GetJet Airlines Latvia (GJ, Riga) and its affiliate Airhub Airlines (RE, Malta International), will expire in April 2024, to be replaced by two of the A220s that will have been received by then.

Ibom Air currently operates on seven domestic routes linking Lagos, Abuja, Calabar, Enugu, Port Harcourt Awolowo, and Uyo.