Air Peace on Tuesday resumed its Lagos-Asaba-Lagos and Abuja-Asaba-Abuja flight operations.
Flight operations had commenced at the airport with the arrival of Aero Contractors flight on Monday.
The Air Peace Boeing 737 with registration No. 5N–BUJ arrived Asaba four months after the closure of the airport due to COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
The aircraft which touched down at the airport at 8.50 am was celebrated with a water canon salute.
Pilot of the Aircraft, Captain Omar Al-Talib, said the carrier was delighted to have returned to Asaba after its flight operations were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He commended the Federal Ministry of Aviation, the NCAA and the Delta State Government for their efforts at reopening the airport assuring that the airline will scale up its operations at the Asaba Airport.
Senior Political Adviser to Delta State Governor, Chief Funkekeme Solomon, Executive Assistant to the Governor on Communications, Dr Fred Latimore and Chairman Isoko North Local Government Council, Hon. Emmanuel Egbabor were among dignitaries on the Air Peace flight from Lagos.
Funkeme while speaking to newsmen said the investments at the airport was yielding adequate results and urged the airport authorities to ensure excellence in its operations.
“The investments in this airport has paid off with the upgrading of standards of the airport with a very high approval rating from the regulatory authorities.
“We had a very smooth flight onboard Air Peace from Lagos and we thank Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for all he has done to ensure the reopening of this airport.
“We know that this COVID-19 has altered our lifestyle but by the grace of God, it will go very soon, but for now we have to adapt to the new normal. I appeal to the airport authorities to ensure excellence in their operations so that more people will continue to patronise the airport,” he said.