As Gov. Uduaghan Commissions Runway
By AUSTIN ETAGHENE
THE Asaba I n t e r n a t i o n a l Airport in Delta State is poised to begin night flights as Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan commissioned the airport runway system Monday evening.
Switching on the lighting system at about 8.30pm, Uduaghan said the lighting of the runway means “we are ready for night flights and the airport can be open 24 hours of the day”.
Continuing, the governor, who said the airport can accommodate Boeing 737 aircrafts as the runway and other facilities meet international standards.
He clarified that although the airport would be duly commissioned, his major interest was for the approving authorities to allow aircraft to land.
Uduaghan also stated that the perimeter fencing of the airport was on-going and urged neighbouring communities of the facility to cooperate with government in the disbursement of compensation.
An official of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) who spoke to The Pointer on the condition of anonymity, revealed that with the commissioning of the runway light, coupled with a functional beacon light, the Asaba Airport is recognized among the global league of airports.