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Maiden flight on Friday landed at the newly constructed Anambra International Cargo Airport , Umueri.

The two aircrafts; Boeing 737 mark N5,-BUJ and Embraer 145 both owned by Air Peace Airline landed by 2.26pm and 2.46 pm respectively.

Gov. Willie Obiano who addressed excited crowd at the airport, said the state did not borrow a Kobo to construct the airport.

He said that the project began in December 2020, and the landing and other facilities was achieved within 15 months.

“We began this project in January 2020 when COVID-19 was adversely affecting economies of every state, nation and the world over.

“We were able to start and by the grace of God we are here to witness this historic event.” he said.

Mr Allen Onyema, Chief Executive Officer, Air Peace Airline, said he was overwhelmed at the standard of the project.

“This Anambra airport is about the best in Africa in terms of the facilities we have here,” he said.

“This is the first time any plane can do a test land with a big plane. We brought a small one and a big one here.

“My triple seven aircraft went abroad, else I would have brought it to prove a point, this airport can land an Airbus, which is the biggest airplane,” Onyema added.

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