Latest Updates on Bayelsa International Airport
IATA Airport Code: NONE
ICAO Airport Code: DNBY
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Bayelsa Airport, also called Bayelsa Cargo Airport, is an international airport serving Yenogoa, the capital city of Bayelsa. It is located at Wilberforce Island, Amassama, Yenogoa. The airport was commissioned in 2012 for construction by Bayelsa state ex-governor Hon. Henry Dickson. The ex-governor credited the Alamieyeseigha’s past government for conceiving the international airport idea. Because of his great contributions, Hon. Henry Dickson renamed the Airport Road after Late Chief Alamieyeseigha, the first civilian governor of Bayelsa.
On February 14, 2020, the airport was opened with an inaugural flight. The flight had Hon. Henry Dickson. Also, few members of his cabinet were on board. Another Air Peace flight from Lagos also landed at the airport on the same day. However, because of the incompletion of the airport perimeter fence, the NCAA refused to certify the airport.
According to the acting Director of NCAA, Captain Abdullahi Sidi, the state airport will not receive accreditation until the perimeter fence is completed. In his words, “Perimeter fencing is the number one requirement for any airport, which is safety”. Currently, the airport is yet to resume operations.
Flight booking has never been easier! If you can’t get to the airport, you can also check-in online. To do this, visit an airline check-in site. Enter all required details carefully. Information such as personal details and ID number should be entered correctly. Also, remember to provide the correct departure time, trip details and cabin class.
However, if you have special needs it is best to book a flight at the airport counter. These could be needs such as excess baggage, pets or documents that need to be verified. You should also note that not all airlines offer online check-in services.
Top construction company, Dantata & Sawoe, built the up-to-standard Bayelsa Airport runway.. It is about 3.5 kilometers (12139 feet) long. The runway is built to accommodate large aircraft like Boeing 777. Because of its asphalt coated surface, the runway is able to resist shear stress.
Bayelsa Airport is a hub for Air Peace Airlines. Air Peace Airlines has an assemblage of 22 aircraft. Part of this fleet are two large Boeing 777 planes.
Bayelsa Airport has one terminal. It is situated at Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, Bayelsa. The airport terminal is well equipped with modern facilities.