…airline to begin Dubai route after Hajj
By Sade Williams
Nigeria’s flag carrier airline, Medview has taken delivery of another airplane, B777-200 one week after the carrier acquired super jumbo! 747 which it imediately deployed on its Lagos-London Gatwick.
The carrier recorded 400 passengers on its inaugural flight from London to Lagos and it made the airline the firm company to use the aircraft type for commercial operations in Nigeria.
Speaking on Saturday shortly after the aircraft landed in at the Lagos airport at about 5.30pm, Executive Director (Technical) for Medview Airlines, Alhaji Lookman Animashaun said the Tripple 7 airplane that arrived from Lisbon, Portugal would be used for airlift of pilgrims for the 2016 Hajj exercise which begins on Monday.
Medview is one of the carriers approved by the Federal Government for this year’s Hajj operations and the carrier has consistently done so for the past ten years.
The airline chief disclose that it would be airlifting 770 passengers on Monday, saying the firm would depoly both the B747 and B777 to take care of the passengers, while those of Edo and Osun would be airlifted on Tuesday.
” Medview is known for its proactiveness for Hajj operations 2016. We plan to use the airplane for Dubai after Hajj. The B747 we use for Gatwick will be here with us for two years”, he said.
On its route expansion programme, Animashaun stated that aside London and Jeddah operation, adding that immediately after Hajj, they wil begin service to Dubai as it expands to Freetown and Monrovia via Accra.
“We are expanding beyond Accra to Sierra Leone and Monrovia”.
He assured that the 10, 000 pilgrims given to the airline would received good service and will not experience difficulties as all logistics have been taken care of.
“We will fulfil all our promises to offer quality services and our experience in doing this in the past ten will count for us”.