The management of Air Peace airline today recorded another first by becoming the first commercial airline in Nigeria to officially land at the Anambra International Passenger and Cargo Airport.
The foremost airline deployed two of its aircraft- an Embraer 145 and a Boeing 737- for the demonstration flights to unveil the airport sited in the Umuleri axis of the state.
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State at the event
Chief Allen Onyema who spoke at the event, expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for approving and enabling the project. Onyema noted that the airport was one of the ‘fastest airports to be approved even for a test-flight’.
“What we have here is the widest runway ever and could land a Boeing 777 and an Airbus 380. This is the first time an airport would be doing a test-run with a Boeing 737. It used to be very small planes before,” Onyema said.
He said the airport would generate numerous jobs for Nigerians and significantly impact Nigeria’s economy. The new Anambra Airport is an ambitious project by the state governor, Willie Obiano, which recorded impressive execution in 15 months.