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