New Enugu airport will be viable – Ortom
The Supervising Minister of Aviation, Dr. Samuel Ortom, has expressed his confidence that the new international terminal being constructed at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu would be commercially viable when it becomes operational in 2015.
Ortom gave this assurance, Monday, when he inspected projects under construction at the airport.
He said: “Sufficient economic survey was made before the project was initiated by the Federal Government apart from the fact that Nigerians from the South-east geo-political zone of the country, who are well known for their business enterprise, would be capable of generating sufficient passenger and cargo traffic on that international route.”
The Supervising Minister undertook an inspection tour of the airport to assess the stages of completion of some major projects there, including a General Aviation Terminal, Pilots Lounge, Pilgrims Terminal and the new International Terminal, one of the five being constructed in Lagos, Kano, Abuja, Port-Harcourt and Enugu, under President Goodluck Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda in the Aviation Industry.