Overland returns as Asaba airport reopens

Overland returns as Asaba airport reopens

Following the reopening of Asaba International Airport, Delta State, flight operations are beginning to peak with Overland Airways already resuming services to the airport.

It would be recalled that the Delta State government had announced the closure of the Asaba airport from April 9, 2018 to allow the upgrade of facilities at the aerodrome.

With the reopening of the airport for flight operations, Overland said it had resumed the flight, which it suspended for the upgrade to be carried out.

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Overland Airways, Mrs. Aanu Benson, said in a statement in Lagos that the upgrade would promote seamless, conducive and safe operations of flight services at the airport.

She said Overland Airways flights would depart Abuja to Asaba by 11:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and noon on Sundays. Flights from Asaba to Abuja will depart by 1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 1:30pm on Sundays.

The airline commended the Delta State government for the re-opening of the airport.

Mrs. Benson said, “Since our first-ever flight to Asaba International Airport which opened the airport in 2011, we have been, and will remain a major partner in the economic transformation of Delta State.

“Our resumption of the Abuja-Asaba-Abuja flights demonstrates the commitment of Overland Airways to serve the people of Delta State and its environs. We want to assure the travelling public, most especially passengers between Asaba and Abuja, of our customer-centric service at all times.”  

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