Success Nwogu, Ilorin
Med-View Airline is set to commence flight operations from Ilorin International Airport to Saudi Arabia, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, has said.
He said the first flight of pilgrims from the airport to Prince Muhammed bin AbdulAziz International Airport, Medina, Saudi Arabia would take off next Thursday.
Bankole, who spoke with journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara State
Capital, on Thursday, said the airline had made available three categories of aircraft for the airlift.
He gave the airplanes as Boeing 747 with capacity for 460 passengers; Boeing 777 for 376 passengers; and Boeing 767 for 200 passengers.
He said that all the airplanes were available and ready for the 2017 hajj operations and commended the government and people of Kwara State for availing Med-View Airline of another opportunity to airlift pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.
He said, “Some of the packages put in place for this year’s pilgrims include direct flight from the Ilorin International Airport to Prince
Muhammed bin AbdulAziz International Airport, Medina for stress-free pilgrimage while their luggage would be delivered at their hotels.
“All these arrangements will reduce the stress pilgrims go through after arrival at the airport and later go back for their luggage.
“Med-View Airline, which operates in 16 destinations across the world, is delivering quality services and ensuring that passengers have a clean, safe, secured security environment and an aircraft that is air worthy.”
Bankole stated that the airport authorities and security operatives at the Ilorin International Airport had ensure efficient strategies to prevent any flight hitch.
He also pleaded with relevant authorities to ensure that operations commenced at the cargo terminal of the Ilorin International Airport to be used by all pilgrims from Kwara, Osun, Ekiti and Kogi states.
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