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Asaba has the best runway, landing equipment in Nigeria – Delta Govt

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…The greenery is very good-Egyptair Pilot

By Festus Ahon

The Delta State Government, yesterday said the Asaba International Airport has the best runway and landing equipment in the country.

3.5km runway of the Bayelsa International Airport

The Special Project Director in charge of the Airport, Mr Austin Ayemidejor, who stated this at the airport to bid the Egyptian team farewell, said: “the airport is strategically located to cater for the travel needs of a lot of people”.

Reiterating that work has already commenced on the cargo portion of the airport, he said; “with all the facilities in working condition, its strategic location and serene environment, air travel will become so much easier for travellers as well as tourists who are interested in coming to Delta and its neighbouring states to not only do business but for sightseeing and enjoy the best hospitality in the country.”

The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah who also spoke, described the successful landing and take-off of international flights from the Asaba International Airport as a clear attestation of the success story of Governor Okowa’s administration.

Okowa hails Dickson on maiden flight to Bayelsa airport

Ukah said; “we give thanks to God for the successful flights; this is an attestation of the good works of Governor Okowa’s administration in Delta State.

“We have just witnessed the second international flight that is landing and taking off from Asaba and it is a strong message to investors that Asaba is safe for business.”

Meanwhile, the Pilot of EgyptAir Boeing 737,  Mr Ramy Mansour who flew into Asaba at about 7:57 am to pick the players, said it was a wonderful experience landing at the airport.

Mansour said; “we had a nice experience landing at the Asaba International Airport, the runway is very good and the greenery was a very nice view from up.

“It is 6 hours from Asaba to Cairo and we will like to land here again.”

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