Air Peace Limited has commended the Federal Government for its decision to close the Enugu International Airport to allow a proper repair and maintenance of the airports runway which has given the airline serious safety concerns.
The commendation was contained in an online statement personally signed by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Allen Onyema.
Onyema added that the airline is totally in support of the Federal Government decision to shut down the airport to carry out the necessary repairs.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Air Peace is fully and totally in support of this decision. Though the decision will affect the traveling public and, of course, the airline, we place the safety of the flying public, our crew and equipment above any commercial benefits.
“The government should go all out to put everything in place, within the period of the closure, that would make the airport rank among the best international airports in the country. We plead with the Federal Government to make the airport a 24hr flight operations airport by improving the night landing infrastructure,” Onyema said.
The airline also hailed the Federal Government for the appointing Capt. Yadudu as the Managing Director of FAAN, adding that his appointment is a testimony to the Federal Government’s resolve to put result driven persons at the helm of its agencies.
“Air Peace is not alone in this thought. Since his coming, airlines have started enjoying the services that would definitely improve the standards in the industry. We thank President Mohammadu Buhari for his resolve to attend to the infrastructural decay in the industry.” Onyema said.