DELTA State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu has described the resumption of flights to the Asaba International Airport by Aero Contractors as good omen for flight users.
Aniagwu made the description on Monday, shortly after arriving the airport on-board Aero Contractors.
He said, “The arrival of Aero Contractors is a good omen for flight users in Asaba because it will give air travellers more options.
“Good enough we have more airlines that will be coming into this airport; Ibom Air is resuming flight in this airport, we have always had AZMAN and Air Peace and this is Aero, we are also looking forward to having Arik back to this airport.
“That means flyers and travellers who make use of this airport will have more opportunities and you know the effect that will have on the pricing; so, we are quite excited.
“I must also appreciate the good works being done by the Special Projects Director, Mr Austin Ayemidejor who has worked tirelessly to also ensure that the airport reopens.”
The Commissioner observed that all NCDC protocol were maintained by the airline.
Special Project Director, Asaba International Airport, Mr. Austine Ayemidejor, said the State Government had invested a lot to ensure compliance with regulatory protocol for reopening of airports and commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his commitment towards development of the airport.
“The Airport got a very satisfactory approval from the NCAA and we must ensure that the airport continues to operate in line with laid down protocol and international best practices.
“Our objective is to upgrade the airport to a new category as we are currently on category 6 and we have plans to scale it up because our runway can accommodate flights of all sizes,” Ayemidejor who also spoke shortly after the arrival of Aero Contractors aircraft.
The airline returned back to Abuja when it took off at exactly 12.28pm with passengers on board.
It would be recalled that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa during a state wide broadcast on March 26th, shut down the Airport with effect from March 27 following the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.