‘Indige­nous car­ri­ers can air­lift all Nige­rian pil­grims’

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, Lagos

Med-View Air­line, one of the indige­nous car­ri­ers air­lift­ing in­tend­ing pil­grims to Saudi Ara­bia has set in mo­tion ma­chin­ery to con­vey over 3000 pil­grims from Kaduna State.

The in­au­gu­ral flight of Kaduna pil­grims would depart Kaduna In­ter­na­tional Air­port to­day to Mad­i­nah in Saudi Ara­bia.

The air­line has po­si­tioned three air­craft- a Boe­ing 747-400, 767-300 and 777 for the air­lift of pil­grims.

The Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor/Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of Med-View Air­line, Al­haji Muneer Bankole who spoke with news­men af­ter the ar­rival of the car­rier’s 747 air­craft to Kaduna prepara­tory to the ex­er­cise, said indige­nous car­ri­ers had the ca­pac­ity to air­lift all Nige­rian pil­grims to the holy land.

The MD said, “To­day we have a strong part­ner. Max Air has about three air­planes which carry al­most 500 pas­sen­gers each. Med-View has three which car­ries about 1000 per day. If you put all these to­gether and mul­ti­ply by the num­ber of days we have, it is less for the Nige­rian car­ri­ers to carry. We are al­ways open to com­pe­ti­tion which makes us to be­lieve our part­ner, our friend from the King­dom of Saudi Ara­bia.”

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