Nigeria’s domestic airline, Medview Airline is set to commence flight operations to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and also expend operations to Freetown and Monrovia via Accra.
Making the announcement was the Executive Director (Technical) for the airlines, Alhaji Lookman Animashaun, while taking delivery of a Boeing 777-200 one week after the carrier had earlier acquired a Boeing 747 aircraft which it deployed on its Lagos-London Gatwick.
The triple 7 airplane that arrived from Lisbon, Portugal has been deployed to airlift pilgrims for the 2016 Hajj exercise which commenced on Monday.
The airline is expected to airlift over 22,000 Muslim pilgrims to the holy land with the newly acquired Boeing 777 and its 747 aircraft.
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 10 years.
“Medview is known for its pro-activeness 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, that immediately after Hajj, they will 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 pilgrims allocated to the airline to be airlifted to Saudi Arabia this year would enjoy good services devoid of any hitch.
“We will fulfil all our promises to offer quality services and our experience in doing this in the past 10 years will count for us.”