The Delta State Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu, described the commencement of flight operations by Aero Contractors as one of the rewards of the development efforts of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
According to him, the arrival of the airline was a testimony that the investment made by the State Government to upgrade facilities in the airport was well made, adding that there are prospects for other airlines to join and increase the flight options to and from Asaba
In his remark, Special Projects Director of the Asaba 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.
Mr. Ayemidejor said the Airport got a very satisfactory approval from the NCAA, and the Management of the Airport would ensure that the airport continues to operate in line with laid down protocol and international best practices.
The airline returned to Abuja after 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 the country.