Air Peace, one of the nation’s commercial airlines, on Monday announced plans to re-commence its daily Lagos-Asaba-Lagos flights effective from 8th October this year.
The airline’s Corporate Communications Manager, Mr Chris Iwarah, who gave this hint in a statement explained that the decision by the airline to return to the Asaba-Lagos route was to end the challenges of air travellers on the route.
Iwarah stated that the airline planned to add the Abuja-Asaba-Abuja flights to the service.
He stated: “We are pleased to announce our return to the capital of Delta State, Asaba, starting from October 8. Air Peace had to suspend flight operations to the Asaba Airport more than two years ago due to safety concerns with the facility.
“Since we suspended our operations to the airport, members of the flying public have inundated us with calls and appeals to return to end their nightmare on the route.
“We are, however, thankful that the Delta State Government had to intervene to give the airport a facelift. We have been assured that the airport is now safe and we cannot but move in immediately”, the spokesman added.
It would be recalled that some foreign athletes, who participated in the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship in Asaba in August this year, had harrowing experiences in connecting local flights to the city from Lagos, Abuja and other parts of the country.