The Chief Operating Officer of Med View, Engr Lookman Olanrewaju Animashaun has said the operation of the airline will help boost economy of the state.
Med View, one of Nigeria’s leading commercial Airlines on Tuesday expanded its domestic passenger services with the commencement of flight from Ilorin to other cities in the country.
Speaking to journalists at the Ilorin International Airport, he said the expansion of route to Ilorin became necessary in order to efficient and effective services across the country.
He noted that though Med view had been involved in Hajj operations in Ilorin since 2007, the scheduled flights between Ilorin and other cities is significant to improve the socio economy of the state and the country at large. Animasahum, however, said the airline has not come to compete with existing airlines operating on Ilorin route, but to provide attractive options to passengers from Ilorin and neighboring states.
According to him, the expansion is in line with the airline’s strategic long-term roadmap to build a more efficient intra-city network.
“We have decided to connect Kwara State to Abuja and all the other networks that we have on our schedules vis a vis going to Maiduguri, Yola, Kaduna, Enugu, Kano among others. Also the neighboring states can also benefit from this routes.”
He also stated that the commencement of operation of the airline in the state is response to the yearnings of Kwarans.
“Many Kwara State indigenes and residents have always been asking us to commence air operations to this place. We are not competing with anybody, what we are trying to do is to bring our service down to Ilorin,” he explained.
Also addressing pressmen, the Safety Officer, Med View Airline, Mr Femi Olomidudu disclosed that he was in Ilorin to carry out the risk assessment of the Ilorin International Airport and certified that it is safe for Med View to airlift from Ilorin.
The Kwara State Commissioner for Works and Transport said the expansion of Med View to Ilorin confirmed that Kwara State is indeed investors’ friendly environment.
He noted further that the expansion will create healthy competition among operating Airlines in the State in terms of service delivery.
Recall that the airline’s Media Consultant, Mr Obuke Oyibhota had last week said it will begin operations on Ilorin routes to link Abuja and Lagos.
He added that the flight days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with departure from Lagos to Ilorin put at 7.40a.m. While departure from Ilorin to Abuja at 9.10 a.m and the return flight from Abuja to Ilorin will be 15.50 p.m.