Saturday , 13 August 2022
Osubi Airport, Warri

FG reopens Osubi Airport for daylight operations

FEDERAL Government through the Ministry of Aviation on Monday March 1, 2021 approved the reopening of Osubi Airport, Warri, Delta State for daylight operations.

Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika disclosed this via his Twitter handle stating,”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. There will not be need for local approvals henceforth.

The Osubi Airport was commissioned on 17th April, 1999 by the former Minister of Aviation, Captain Briggs and was at a point managed by Shell BP and Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) before the facility was handed over to Shoreline Oil Services limited.

Sometime in February 2020, government approved the termination of contract of Shoreline Oil Services Limited as operator of the Osubi Airstrip for what is described an issue of competence, the termination takes effect immediately.

The airport is now under the purview of the FAAN.

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