By Abel Orukpe,
Med-View Airline designated by the Federal Government as flag carrier to Saudi Arabia has started scheduled operations with four flights a week to Jeddah as approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of that country.
Med-View Airline Managing Director, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, who made this known yesterday, informed that the four direct flights were routed Lagos- Abuja -Jeddah and Lagos-Kano-Jeddah.
He stated that the schedule released by the airline coincided with the 2015 Hajj airlift to accommodate international passengers, who are not going on the platform of the various states’ Pilgrims Welfare Boards for the pilgrimage, and other passengers not on pilgrimage.
Bankole stated that the flights which started September 6, 2015 would run throughout the summer period, adding that the Saudi CAA had also approved the winter schedule for the four direct flights a week
Bankole said the airline was committed to service the routes hither granted it by the Federal Government of Nigeria, which include London, Dubai, Dakar, Accra, Monrovia, Libreville, Doula, among others.
The airline Chief Executive Officer said the airline had continued to maintain it’s over 10 years track record of hitch-free operation in the airlift of pilgrims.
According to Bankole: “In the 2015 Hajj we operated with much more modern equipment that have business class seats for officials of pilgrims boards from the various from stated that were allocated to us by National Hajj Commission of Nigeria(NAHCON)”
Med-View Airline, he stated airlifted pilgrims from South-West, South-South, South-East states and Borno state.
Meanwhile, the managing director said that the airline was oiling its wheel for Lagos-London route, but details are being kept under wraps until all arrangements have been concluded.
Source : Independent