L-R: Lookman Animashaun, Head of Engineering, Med-View Airline; Muneer Babkole, MD/CEO and Captain Geoffrey Ogbogu, Head of Flight Operations at a press conference to announce commencement of Medview Lagos-London flight soon
Medview Airline, one of the fastest growing domestic airlines, will on November 20, 2015, begin direct flight operations between the lucrative Lagos-London route with a B767-300ER.
The airline’s managing director, Muneer Bankole, said a news conference in Lagos that it will start with N149,000 (Economy) and N599,000 (Business class) with a 32kg (2-piece) baggage allowance on economy and a 32kg (3-piece) baggage allowance on Business class.
He said the airline has also secure slots at Gatwick Southern Terminal in London with additional services such as Limousine service for Business class travelers and bus connections to Victoria station and various points in central, south and East London.
“The Lagos-London route has remained one of the busiest in the world yet remained the most expensive, it is against this backdrop that Medview airline is entering the route as a Nigerian flag carrier to supply the missing link- capacity, reasonable fares, good customer care ad excellent in-flight entertainment.
“Our introductory fare on Economy is as low as N149,000, in addition, African/continental meals will be served on board with a variety of music and films to compliment, the B767 aicraft has been configured in 30 Business class and 191 Economy cabin. We are starting with four weekly flight on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays”, he said.
Bankole, who disclosed that Medview has entered into partnership with Ethiopian airline and Boeing on maintenance of it aircraft, he added that it will by the first quarter of 2016, attain its International Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), a benchmark for global safety management in airlines.
Also speaking, Godfrey Ogbogu, head of flight operations of the airline said the route (Gatwick), is carefully chosen, the transport network in the area is easy ‘as we will also align our domestic network with it’.
Ayodeji Dipeolu, chief pilot added that all the crew that will work on the flight have been thoroughly trained adding that the travelling public should be rest assured of safety in all ramifications.