Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong on Monday flaged off the inaugural flight from Abuja to Jos operated by Max Air.
The inauguration followed the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Plateau Government and Max Air on Sept. 1, 2020 to boost business activities and tourism in the state.
Lalong said after he landed in Jos that the launch of the flights is part of his administration’s policy of economic rebirth of the state.
He said the State has continued to witness influx of people since the return of peace with many yearning for air transportation to cut travel time by road.
The Governor further explained that with the new development, many citizens of the State and visitors will easily shuttle between Abuja and Jos in 25 minutes.
He however assured air travellers that security measures have been taken to ensure safety of passengers.
Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives Idris Maje and Minister of Women Affairs Paullen Tallen commended the efforts of the Governor in ensuring that this historic achievement is recorded.
The flight operates Mondays, wednesdays and Fridays.
Max Air Boeing 737 300 Series that took off from Abuja had 62 passengers, including the Plateau State Governor, his wife, Regina and the Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, Executive Secretary Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission Rev. Yakubu Pam and other members of the National Assembly .