By Our Reporter
The Manager, Ethiopian Airlines, Senait Ataklet says the airline will resume operations to Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu as soon as the Federal Government gives such directives.
Ataklet disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja during a courtesy visit by the airline’s team to the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Mr Nnolim Nnaji.
The airline’s manager said that they were waiting for Federal Government’s directives for international flights to resume at the airport.
She said that the airline, which is currently the only international airline that operates in the facility, was planning to introduce cargo operation to the airport to cater for the needs of its South Eastern passengers.
She described Enugu route as an important one that the airline would not want to undermine.
Ataklet said that the Ethiopian Airlines would want to be the first to land at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport when it is eventually reopened for international flights operations.
Responding, Nnaji said that his committee was determined to ensure that the industry was safe for flight operations through its oversight responsibility.
He thanked the delegation for the visit, adding that it was the duty of the legislature to make appropriate legislation and properly oversight the industry for the benefits of the flying public and airlines.
Recall that there have been speculations from unverified sources that Ethiopian Airlines had threatened to stop its operations to the Akanu Ibiam International Airport due to high taxes by the Federal Government.