History was made as United Nigeria Airlines commenced commercial flight operations into the Bayelsa International Airport, Yenagoa.
Governor Douye Diri, led top government functionaries, the Chairman, United Nigeria Airlines, Mr. Obiora Okonkwo, and Ambassador Godknows Igali, to take the inaugural flight as the airline adds Yenagoa to its new destination from Lagos and Abuja.
The Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, and other government officials were on the ground to receive the Governor at the airport.
The Governor said the flight operations would open up Yenagoa to economic activities.
“The timing of this direct commercial flight services into Yenagoa could not be more fortuitous.
The Prosperity government has made overtures to several businesses and development partners across diverse locations and the easy of flying to and from Yenagoa will give a further lift to trade and tourism and accelerate the momentum towards making Bayelsa the investment destination of yours”, Governor Diri stated.