Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that the Osubi Airport in Okpe Local Government Area of the state would resume flight operation in the next few weeks.
The governor disclosed that the state government was in talks with the management of the Federal Airports Authority to ensure that the airport resumed flight operation as soon as possible
Governor Okowa gave the hint during the signing ceremony of the concession agreement for Asaba International Airport with First Investment Development Company (FIDC)-MENZIES Aviation (MA) at the Government House in Asaba, the state capital.
He said that the state government would ensure that FAAN kept its promise to reduce the sufferings of Deltans, adding that he was happy to announce that, based on his personal intervention on the closure of the airport, the Federal Airports Authority (FAAN) had promised to resume flight operation at the airport in the next two weeks.
The governor said that he was particularly relieved that the hardship which the closure of the airport had inflicted on Deltans and businesses was about to end, adding that he would work closely with FAAN to ensure that the target date to commence flight operation at the airport was realised.
Governor Okowa disclosed that the state government was supporting the resumption process with some logistics, adding that there had been fruitful discussions with the management of United Nigeria Airways to commence full flight operation on the route, once the airport was opened.
“Furthermore, we have had fruitful discussions with the management of United Nigeria Airways to commence full operation on that route immediately it is reopened and they have assured us of their readiness to do so.”
“It is my earnest hope and expectation that other airlines will follow suit”, the governor concluded.