Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has promised to make Asaba Airport the operational hub of Air Peace.
He made the disclosure yesterday in Asaba, at the presentation to the state House of Assembly, the budgetary proposal for the 2019 fiscal year
Okowa addressed legislators at the special session that was presided over by the speaker of the House, Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori.
He said: “The management of Air Peace has indicated interest to make Asaba Airport its operational hub, where it can quickly build its maintenance hangers.
“We have made considerable progress in our quest to make Asaba Airport an international gateway; following the successful completion of the runway rehabilitation work.
The airport has been approved and upgraded to a Category 6 Airport to receive and dispatch large aircraft, by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.”
The governor disclosed that the airline, which is Nigeria’s premier carrier, resumed daily scheduled flight operations in and out of Asaba on October 8, 2018.
He said work on the airport’s concession plan has also reached an advanced stage, which would ensure that the objective of turning the airport into a mega commercial and travel hub is realised. He added that this would boost the state’s economy and create more jobs for the people.
Asaba airport to be operational hub of Air Peace, says Okowa