Kano—A total of 4, 770 intending pilgrims have so far been airlifted to Saudi Arabia from the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano for this year’s hajj.
Alhaji Umar Bala, the Kano Zonal Coordinator of the National Hajj Commission, NAHCON, made the disclosure in an interview, in Kano on Sunday.
He said the intending pilgrims were transported to the Holy Land in nine flights by the three airlines that had been contracted for the this year’s hajj operation in the zone.
He said: “The three airlines are Kabo, Max and Meridian. They have been contracted to transport pilgrims for Kano, Jigawa and Bauchi States.”
He said Max Air has made five flights for intending pilgrims from Kano and Jigawa while Kabo and Meridian airlines have made two flights each for Jigawa and Kano.
“With this development Max Air has so far airlifted 2, 650 intending pilgrims while Kabo and Meridian airlines have transported a total of 2, 120,” he said.