Med-view Airline begins direct scheduled flights to Jeddah
Med-View airline designated by the Federal Government as flag carrier to Saudi Arabia has started scheduled operations with four flights a week to Jeddah as approved by the CAA of that country (GACA) The four direct flights are routed Lagos- Abuja -Jeddah and Lagos-Kano-Jeddah.
The schedule released by the airline coincided with the 2015 Hajj airlift to accommodate international passengers who are not going on the platform of the various states’ Pilgrims Welfare Boards for the pilgrimage, and other passengers not on pilgrimage. The flights which started September 6, 2015 will run throughout the summer period
. The Saudi Civil Aviation Authorities (GACA) has also approved the winter schedule for the four direct flights a week. Med-View Airline Managing Director/CEO, Alhaji Muneer Bankole said the airline was committed to service the routes hither granted it by the Federal Government of Nigeria, which include London, Dubai, Dakar, Accra, Monrovia, Libreville, Doula, etc.
He said the airline has continued to maintain its over 10 years track record of hitch-free operation in the airlift of pilgrims, saying “in the 2015 Hajj we operated with much more modern equipment that have business class seats for officials of pilgrims boards from the various from stated that were allocated to us by NAHCON.”
Med-View airline airlifted pilgrims from South-West, South-South, South-East states and Borno state. Meanwhile, the airline is oiling its wheel for Lagos-London route, but details are being kept under wraps until all arrangements have been concluded.