Air Peace has become the first airline in the country to land its aircraft at the Anambra International Airport.
Air Peace’s spokesman, Stanley Olisa, said the 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 area of the state.
Speaking at the event, the chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, 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,” he said.
Onyema said the airport would generate numerous jobs for Nigerians and significantly impact Nigeria’s economy.