Max Air launches do­mes­tic op­er­a­tions, prom­ises timely depar­tures

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Chris Agabi FLIGHT SCHED­ULE

This, the as­so­ci­a­tion noted, would boost cargo and pas­sen­ger move­ments as well as im­prove avi­a­tion con­tri­bu­tion to the Gross Do­mes­tic Prod­uct (GDP).

The pres­i­dent of AFARN, Kings­ley Nwokoma, dis­closed that cargo and pas­sen­ger move­ments have re­duced in re­cent times to 50 per cent and 30 per cent re­spec­tively.

He told Daily Trust ex­clu­sively on the side­lines of the sum­mit and awards cer­e­mony or­ga­nized by the as­so­ci­a­tion in La­gos with the theme, ‘Pro­mot­ing the Nige­rian Gross Do­mes­tic Prod­uct (GDP) Through Safety Con­scious­ness in the Avi­a­tion In­dus­try’.

Nwokoma spoke just Max Air yes­ter­day com­menced sched­uled do­mes­tic flights with its in­au­gu­ral flight from Kano to Abuja.

The air­line’s en­trance into the sched­uled op­er­a­tions mar­ket brings the num­ber of do­mes­tic air­lines to 10.

Max Air’s in­au­gu­ral flight from Kano to Abuja was op­er­ated on a Boe­ing 737-300 air­craft with 29 pas­sen­gers on board, com­pris­ing 27 adults and two chil­dren. It landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Abuja at 8:50 a.m.

The air­line, owned by busi­ness mogul Al­haji Man­gal, had pre­vi­ously only op­er­ated char­ter flights, and pil­grim­age flights to Hajj and Um­rah, as the a busi­ness it has done for over a decade be­fore it de­cided to add sched­uled op­er­a­tions.

The vice chair­man/CEO of the air­line, Al­haji Bashir Man­gal, who was on­board the maiden flight to Abuja told jour­nal­ists on ar­rival that Max Air will change the flight ex­pe­ri­ence of air travelers in Nige­ria of­fer­ing on time depar­tures and qual­ity in-flight ser­vices.

He noted that though the Kano, Abuja to La­gos route is the first to be in­tro­duced; a cou­ple more des­ti­na­tions will fol­low now.

Some of the routes un­der con­sid­er­a­tion he said are Sokoto, Yola, Port Har­court and Maiduguri.

He said the air­line will still carry out Hajj, Um­rah and char­ter op­er­a­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to him, Max Air is start­ing its do­mes­tic op­er­a­tion with three air­craft which in­clude B737-300, 400 and 500 with an ex­pan­sion plan to in­crease its fleet soon..

“We are de­ter­mined to sat­isfy our pas­sen­gers through bet­ter ser­vice in or­der to make them happy to see the dif­fer­ence” he as­sured.

“We want to do some­thing dif­fer­ent to sat­isfy their needs be­cause we are aware of the chal­lenges in the in­dus­try,” he said. not long from

Max Air sched­uled do­mes­tic flight, yes­ter­day in Abuja

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria

© PressReader. All rights reserved.