TWO commercial test-run flights will land at the Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport, Umueri, on Friday.
Governor Obiano disclosed this when he led members of Anambra State House of
Assembly, traditional rulers, members of the clergy, including the Catholic Bishop of Ado Ekiti Diocese, Most Reverend Felix Femi Ajakaye, Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka, and heads of communities in the state to assess work level at the airport.
According to Governor Obiano, the two test-run flights would land
simultaneously on either sides of airport runway which has already been completed and certified by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) earlier this week.
The airport has a 3,7 kilometer runway, with two racers of one kilometer each attached on either sides of the runway, making it the longest in Sub-Saharan Africa.
While the control tower, water supply source, fire control units, terminal building, taxi ways and
parking lots are nearing completion, 90 per cent of the airport fencing is completed.
Also among the visitors were Awgbu, Anambra State-born Mayor of Brent, London, Mr Enerst Ezeajughi, the Nigerian Ambassador to Burundi, Chief Elijah Onyeagba, among others.
Governor’s wife, Dr (Mrs) Ebelechukwu Obiano was also in the entourage.