Hajj: Medview Airline to begin airlift of Ilorin pilgrims, next week        

Med-View Airline has concluded arrangements to commence flight operations to Saudi Arabia from Ilorin International Airport, next Thursday.

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Alhaji Muneer Alade Bankole made this known during an interview with newsmen in Ilorin, yesterday.

According to him, the airline has made available three categories of aircraft which include 747 with a capacity of 460 passengers, 777 with a capacity of 300 passengers and 767 with a capacity of 200 passengers.

Bankole assured that all his airlines are available and ready for the 2017 hajj operations and commended the government and people of Kwara State for according Medview another opportunity to airlift pilgrims to the holy land.

According to him, some of the packages put in place for this year’s pilgrims is direct flight from the Ilorin International Airport to Prince Muhammed bin AbdulAziz International Airport, Medina for stress free pilgrimage while luggage would be delivered at their hotels.

He stated that all the aforesaid arrangements would reduce the stress pilgrims go through after arrival at the airport.

He urged pilgrims to see their visit to the holy land as purely spiritual and should therefore offer prayers for the leaders, the government, themselves and their families.

Speaking on the condition of the Ilorin International Airport for the operations, Bankole said everything is being done by the authorities and security operatives to guide against hitches.

He however appealed to authorities concerned to open the cargo terminal at the airport to serve as a window for all pilgrims that will be airlifted from Kwara, Osun, Ekiti and Kogi states as it would improve the economy and trade of the state.

He added that what is paramount to MedView Airline which operates into 17 destinations across the world is delivery of quality services and ensuring that passengers have a clean, safe, secured security environment and an aircraft that is air worthy.

Bankole warned pilgrims against carrying any contraband into the aircraft as measures have been put in place to detect such unlawful products and advised the pilgrims to be good ambassadors of their family and the entire country.

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