Hajj 2016: Max Air to air­lift 30,112 pil­grims to S/Ara­bia

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Yusha’u A. Ibrahim, Kano

Max Air, one of the ap­proved air­lin­ers for hajj op­er­a­tions, is to air­lift 30,112 in­tend­ing pil­grims to Saudi Ara­bia for this year’s pil­grim­age, the spokesper­son of the com­pany, Al­haji Ibrahim Dahiru has said.

Speak­ing to news­men at the Mal­lam Aminu Kano In­ter­na­tional Air­port (MAKIA) shortly af­ter the ar­rival of the com­pany’s new 747-400 se­ries air­craft, Dahiru said the com­pany would air­lift in­tend­ing pil­grims from Kano, Ji­gawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zam­fara states as well as part of Benue, Kaduna and Nasarawa states.

“With the three 747-400 se­ries air­craft on ground, we had planned to air­lift all the in­tend­ing pil­grims al­lo­cated to us in 10 days. We in­tend to op­er­ate with three 747-400 se­ries air­craft this year and we are fully ready for the ex­er­cise,” he as­sured.

Ear­lier, the Chair­man of Max Air, Al­haji Dahiru Ba­rau Man­gal, said the com­pany was com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing suc­cess­ful hajj op­er­a­tions.

The gov­er­nors of Kano and Katsina states, Dr. Ab­dul­lahi Umar Gnaduje and Al­haji Aminu Bello Masari, who ac­com­pa­nied Man­gal to the air­port to re­ceive the new air­craft, ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion with the com­pany to­wards en­sur­ing hitch-free hajj op­er­a­tions.

Gover­nor Gan­duje ap­pealed to mem­bers of the pub­lic to con­tinue pa­tron­iz­ing Max Air, while Masari ex­pressed the op­ti­mism that with the level of com­mit­ment be­ing ex­hib­ited by Max Air per­tain­ing to hajj op­er­a­tions, the com­pany would soon cover the whole coun­try.

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