Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Countdown to Aug. 24: Aviation Minister unfolds details of Ethiopian Airlines flight to/from Enugu

By News Express on 19/08/2013

Gmail icon

Views: 4,474


Nigeria’s Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Oduah, has unfolded details of the operations of Africa’s major carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, to and from the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu, with effect from this Saturday, August 24.

In a statement issued yesterday on her behalf by the General Manager, Corporate Communications, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Yakubu Dati, Oduah said she had written a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, informing him that the inaugural flight would arrive Enugu from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at 12.30 p.m. and depart by 1:30 p.m. She also confirmed that Ethiopian Airlines would be operating four weekly flights from Enugu.

According to the statement:

“This marks the first international flight operation from the Akanu Ibiam International Airport since it was designated by the Federal Government as the only international airport in the South-East zone and as part of the aviation master plan of the current government which targets giving every geo-political zone in the country an opportunity to grow its full socio-economic potentials.

“The Minister of Aviation also confirms that she had written a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, informing him about the historical flight which will arrive the Enugu airport by 12.30 p.m. and depart by 1:30 p.m. local time in the four-time weekly operation from the Coal City of Enugu.

“The operation of Ethiopian Airlines into Enugu will be the satisfaction of an enduring call from the people of the zone who had for many years, clamoured for an international airport which they believed would reinforce the resourcefulness of the people, known for their entrepreneurship and trade. Many of the passengers have lost their goods on transit as they convey them from these cities to their final destinations on their arrival from their overseas trips.

“Henceforth, businessmen and other travellers from Enugu, Aba, Abakaliki, Onitsha, Owerri, Umuahia as well as Asaba and Benin, will be saved the distress of travelling for hours to Lagos and Abuja to catch international flights, trips that are sometimes fraught with problems, including dangers on the road to catch international flights, trips that are sometimes fraught with problems, including dangers on the road while trying to catch their flights to international destinations from Lagos or Abuja.”

Datti in the statement recalled that the Akanu Ibiam International Airport was designed and built by former Nigerian Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, at the age of 26. She said it was remarking that Ekwueme’s vision of many years ago is now being fulfilled.

“The Minister of Aviation has shown her determination to actualise the goals of the aviation master plan which the Jonathan administration has pegged its transformation agenda on. The agenda include giving every part of the country and every citizen the opportunity to grow to his or her full potential,” he said, adding:

“With the international flight operations at the airport, a novel opportunity has been given to the people of the zone to expand their business horizon without stress and the inconveniences of having to travel far to catch international flights,” he said.

•Photo shows Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Oduah.

Source News Express

Posted 19/08/2013 9:39:03 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Delta women challenge Buhari on national unity, reconciliation...

Abia LG elections to hold January

N120bn ‘scam’: Group calls for probe, sack and...

9th House: Onyejeocha joins race for Speakership

ECOWAS Committee meets on risk management

Bombs, protests rock Maiduguri

Senate to investigate Southern Kaduna killings

4 killed in Ondo bloody cult clash

Salah ends drought as Liverpool go top of...

Be combat ready, Air Force chief tells officers...

Ekweremadu, others conspired to kill me — Nnamdi...

Amaechi using military to hold me hostage, INEC...

 

Latest News BREAKING: Tribunal upholds Makinde’s election as Oyo Governor Buhari critic resigns 10 days after accepting appointment in Ministry of Budget Boko Haram attacks University of Maiduguri Militants point new path to Niger Delta development Obasanjo writes South African leader over Xenophobia Gov. Umahi appoints 180 additional aides FG extends border closure indefinitely 10,000 Nigerian girls forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso – Ambassador FUOYE killings: Fayemi directs commissioner of police to commence investigation Xenophobia: FG releases states of returnees Resident doctors demand improved healthcare infrastructure in southeast Falling container kills 2, injures others in Lagos

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (540,363 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (442,869 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (389,177 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (326,594 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (294,569 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,604 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (249,681 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,273 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,425 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,415 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (195,797 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,409 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,443) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,109) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (664) Features (811) Global Business Monitor (442) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,953) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (410) News (51,360) Opinion (1,358) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,446) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,166) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera