Air Peace First to Touch Down on Anambra Airport


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Air Peace airlines touched down on Anambra International Passenger and Cargo Airport, becoming the first airline to land there. 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

Chairman of Air Peace Airlines Plc., Allen Onyema, expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for approving and enabling the project. He said 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.

The new Anambra airport is a project by Anambra State Government executed by Governor, Willie Obiano administration in 15 months.

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