Med-view Airline earlier today has taken delivery of a B747-400 and operated it for the first time on its schedule flight from London- Gatwick to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos with 400 passengers on board.
The operation was made possible with the approval of the British Civil Aviation Authorities with the switch from B767-300ER to B747-400
The 463 passenger capacity aircraft with Medview Airline livery touched down the Murtala Muhammed International airport at 7.30 am on Monday.
Med-View Airline Managing Director/CEO, Alhaji Muneer Bankole said the aircraft will be used to consolidate Lagos-London route operations as well as the Hajj operations, pointing out that opening up the transatlantic route was on the front burner
He said a B777-200 will join the fleet this week to coincide with the airline 10th Anniversary of its foray into Hajj operations.
Alhaji Bankole also said three jumbo jets – B777-200, B747-400 and B767-300ER will be devoted to the 2016 Hajj operations, which begins next week – August 8, 2016.