The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA has formally granted the Bayelsa State International Airport operational license to commence day-time commercial flights.
The approval followed a final facility inspection by the agency.
NCAA’s Director General and Chief Executive Officer, Captain Musa Nuhu, expressed satisfaction on the new airport meeting the neccessary requirements.
The Bayelsa International Airport witnessed its maiden flight on February 14, 2019.
However, operational licence was yet to be issued by the regulatory body, due to non completion of the parameter fence, among other requirements.
Two years later, officials of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, alongside the state’s Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, took a final look at the facility, which finally met the standards of the agency for approval.
The NCAA DG and his team, thereafter, proceeded to the Government House, where the official handover of the licence document was made to the Governor.
For Governor Douye Diri and Bayelsans, the granting of the operational licence is a major feat, recorded by the state, that would attract investments and boost the socio economic landscape of the state.