subi Airport, located in Osubi, Okpe Local Government Area (LGA) of Delta State has received greenlight to resume operations.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika made this known on Monday.
The aviation minister announced that the Osubi airport has been approved to commence daylight operations.
He stated that the airport should be operated subject to observing all procedures, practices and protocols, including COVID-19 protocols.
“I have just approved the reopening of Osubi Airport Warri, for daylight operations in VFR conditions, subject to all procedures, practices and protocols, including COVID-19, strictly being observed,” Sirika stated.
TNG reports the Osubi airport, also known as Osubi Airstrip, is the only airport serving the city of Warri.
The airport was commissioned on 17th April, 1999 and was managed by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).
However, the facility stopped operations in 2015 after its operations changed hands from SPDC to Shoreline Oil Services Limited.
The federal ministry of aviation, then, instructed the termination of the contract of Shoreline, citing incompetence. Since then, the airport had remained closed.
However, last week, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa hinted that the airport will resume operations this week based on his personal intervention.
TNG reports with the approval for the airport to resume operations, United Nigeria Airways will commence full operations forthwith.