Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Barr. Allen Onyema has assured that the difficulties being experienced by air travellers on the Delta State route will soon be a thing of the past.
He said Air Peace suspended its flights to Asaba when the airport was downgraded because of its runway.
The airport’s runway, he said, was not suitable for the operation of the airline’s fleet of B737 aircraft.
The Air Peace boss, who was responding to the appeal of the National President of the students’ body, Comrade Martins Abebe for the airline to operate flights to Warri and Asaba in Delta State, said the status of the airports in the two cities did not guarantee safe landing of the carrier’s B737 aircraft.
Onyema, however, noted that the runway was being fixed, saying the Osubi Airport, which is the closest to Effurun and Warri, had a short runway which could not handle B737 aircraft.