The First International Cargo aircraft landed at the Akanu Ibian Airport in Enugu state yesterday. The state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi was at the airport alongside members of his cabinet and other dignitaries to receive the cargo flight which was an Ethiopian Boeing 757 cargo aircraft.
According to Governor Ugwuanyi, the landing of cargo airplanes at the airport will help in the transportation of goods from all parts of the world to the South East region and also provide job opportunities for the people.
“Today we have gathered again to celebrate the first landing of cargo at this same airport, and which once more has happened courtesy of the Ethiopian Airlines. It will save costs, enhance convenience and safety in importation of goods apart from promoting employment and raising the international profile of the airport and the entire region”he said