The Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria led by the President Dr. Bashir Jamoh commends the aviation Industry while congratulating the Anambra State Government for opening the State.
International Cargo and Passenger Airport in Umueri Community in Anambra East local Government area.
While commending Anambra State Government for the Cargo Airport, he praised Airpeace for the feat of landing their airplanes successfully during the test run.
In the same vein, the Institute’s spokesperson Mrs Chizoba Anyika has applauded Phina Nwando Okpalaeke, who is the first female pilot to land one of the three aircraft on the new facility.
The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano amidst pump and pageantry inaguarated the new airport on April 30th, 2021 at a ceremony which took place at the airport premises.
The epoch-making event which attracted stakeholders from all interest groups is a welcome development and the Institute is excited that the airport will expand the economic frontiers of the Nigerian Economy and improve the socio-economic wellbeing of the State.
According to the State Government, the airport has a four-storey terminal building with shops and ten-floor control tower including a car pack that is estimated to accommodate 750 vehicles.
In addition, it boasts of the longest runway, control tower, and lightning system in Africa.
The Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria calls on other States without airport facilties, to replicate this success story with a view to expanding the aviation Sector and deepening the economy for the benefit of all.