The management of Akure Airport has expressed appreciation to the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration in Ondo State over the impressive patronage of the airport since the Governor assumed office in 2017.

The Airport management said the impressive patronage came about through the personal interventions of the Governor.

Speaking during a courtesy visit to the governor on Tuesday , the Airport Manager, Mrs Joke Olatunji said the Akure Airport has never witnessed the level of activities going on there now, since the airport commenced operations in 1986.

The Manager said through the personal interventions of the State Governor, Airpeace started the Lagos–Akure Route which has now become a daily flight and the Abuja-Akure Route, which used be to occasional with Overland, was made stable and equally now coming daily.

Mrs Olatunji also recalled the support given by the governor for the construction of a temporary Terminal and the VIP parking space which she said were the resultant effects of the increase in the patronage of the Airport.

However, the Manager pleaded with the State Governor to step up his interventions for the Airport which she said was one of the designated Cargo Airports in Southwest Nigeria.

In his remarks, Governor Akeredolu expressed joy that the efforts at bringing Airpeace to commence Lagos-Akure Routes and Overland to increase his flight days to Akure from Abuja have turned out productive as both routes have now become self-sustaining.

He said the development has positively scale-up investment inflows into the Sunshine State as several genuine investors prefer Ondo State above other states.

📷 Blessed Michael