Nigerian Medview Airline has signed an agreement with Icelandic Air Atlanta for the acquisition of a Boeing 747-400 aircraft that the airline has slated for its hajj operations.
The aircraft according to the Medview management will also be deployed to support the airline’s London and Jeddah routes.
Under the agreement, Air Atlanta will deliver the 463 capacity aircraft to Medview to shore up its fleet as the airline prepares to open up more international routes.
In his brief remark, Medview Airline CEO, Alhaji Muneer Bankole said the agreement is a turning point in the 10 year-old partnership with Air Atlanta as both parties have kept faith with the existing relationship, and we have moved a step further.
Meanwhile, the airline has taken delivery of another B737-400, bringing the fleet size to six aircraft. The aircraft will be dedicated to Lagos-Abuja-Maiduguri route.
In another development, Medview airline has joined humanitarian efforts to help Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in the North East.
Beginning from January 2016, the airline delivers a trailer load of rice and noodles monthly to IDPs in Borno.
“It is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) to assist our people who are affected by the activities of insurgents”, Alhaji Bankole said
At the signing ceremony at Medview Headquarters, Ikeja were the MD/CEO of Medview Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, the Head of Engineering, Lookman Animashaun and Air Altanta Director of Sales, Magnus Asgeirsson.