Five years after its intended launch date, Cally air, a commercial airline owned by the Cross River State government, launched its maiden flight from Lagos to Abuja on Thursday. This is a job well done by the executive governor of Cross River State, Sir Ben Ayade, and a handful of enthusiastic indigenes of the state who had stood by the governor to ensure the craft hit the blue sky.
On April 6th 2021, the Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade received one out of two aircraft expected to be used for commercial purposes.According to simpleflying.com; “the jet had already been used in the past 22 years, and operated by airBaltic.” However, the governor took to his Instagram page some minutes ago to announce the arrival of the second jet.
A foremost political leader and chieftain of the People's Democratic Party, Mr Venatius Ikem has aired his view on the Recently purchased aircraft by the Cross River State Government.
Cross River State has joined Neighbours, Akwa Ibom in having their own state carriers as Cally Airway with an aircraft, a Boeing 737 – 36Q (WL) with Registration Number: 5N – BYQ and Serial number: 30334/3120 is said to be airborne and is expected to land soon in Lagos on
Cross River State governor, Sir. Ben Ayade, Monday, disclosed that the floating of the state-owned Cally Air will help unlock the economic potentials of the state. Cally Air, Monday, made its maiden flight into Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar from Lagos en route to Abuja.
There was a commotion on Sunday, August 29, 2021, at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar after an unscheduled flight cancellation by Cally Air. THE PARADISE gathered that the passengers were furious as they didn’t get any notice of flight cancellation prior to their trip to the airport.