Ebonyi International Airport Receives Inaugural Flight, Njenje Media News reports.
On Thursday, the Ebonyi International Airport located in Onueke, Ezza South Local Government Area of the state, received its inaugural flight. The Hopper 5N-BXF from Air Peace touched down at the airport at around 3.50 pm, with 36 citizens onboard. This was a major milestone for the state, as the airport is set to become a hub for commercial travel in the region.
The governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, welcomed the Air Peace crew and passengers at the airport and expressed his delight at the event. This marks the successful completion of the construction of the airport and its subsequent opening for commercial operations. The governor also expressed his gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for his support in making the project a reality.
The Ebonyi International Airport is the first of its kind in the South-East region and is expected to boost the economy of the state. The state government has made significant investments in the infrastructure and facilities of the airport. It has a 5,000-metre runway, a 10-storey passenger terminal, and a world-class control tower. The airport also features a VIP lounge, a shopping centre, duty-free stores, restaurants, and other amenities. Additionally, the airport is equipped with the latest navigation and communication systems and has the necessary infrastructure to handle international flights.
The opening of the airport is expected to create job opportunities in the state, as well as boost tourism, trade, and investments to the region. It is also expected to reduce the cost of air travel within the state and the South-East region.
The governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, is expected to officially name the airport after President Muhammadu Buhari in a ceremony scheduled to take place soon. The governor expressed his appreciation to the president for his support and said that the airport was a fitting tribute to the president’s commitment to the development of the state.
The Ebonyi International Airport is a major milestone for the state and is a testament to its commitment to development. The airport is expected to be a major hub for commercial travel in the region and will undoubtedly be a major contributor to the economy of the state.