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Medview airline enters strategic partnership for additional aircraft, assures shareholders of turnaround

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Medview airlines, one of Nigeria’s domestic airlines has concluded plans to enter into a strategic partnership with a foreign company for additional aircraft to its fleet.

Chief Executive Officer, Medview airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole who disclosed this at the airline’s Annual General Meeting in Lagos, said the company had gone a step further to ensure that it does not lease any aircraft again for its operations after the 2018 experience.

He said discussions were at its final stage with foreign company he described as strong and serious to do business with Medview.

Bankole assured the shareholders that with additional aircraft to the fleet, the airline will soar.

“I assure you that the experience of 2018 was a lesson to this company, we have said to you, that we will not lease an aircraft but we have gone a step further to tell you that we are working towards a strategic partnership with a very strong airline in the coming months to bring in some newer aircraft to join our fleet, our assurances is based on our current meeting with some of these operators who we know are very serious”.

The Medview boss also emphasized that for the maintenance of its fleet, the airline had signed a contract with Ethiopian airline for its Boeing 777 aircraft.

“We have the 777, we signed a contract with Ethiopian airlines, which has a lot of AMO, to do a full maintenance on this aircraft, as am talking to you, the Ethiopians people are arriving on this flight today to join this company to give full support in maintenance to this organization”.

Also speaking on the airlift of pilgrims for this year’s hajj, Bankole said, the airline had put all arrangement in place to ensure a hitch-free airlift.

According to Bankole, as a major player in hajj operations, shareholders should expect a turnaround this year.

“We are in Hajj operations, one of the major players; we expect the turnaround in 2019 by His grace”.

 

He added, “We have signed with the Nigeria High Commission a contract of over 6,000 pilgrims for the airlift for 2019 pilgrim airlift. We have a total of 3,600 pilgrims in Kaduna and we are graceful to the Executive Governor who believe in this company for the last 6 years or 4 years of his second term, he has made commitment to Medview airline and apart from the collaboration, he has provided for us a very big land next to the National Defence College”.

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