By LAWANI MIKAIRU
Med-View Airline has acquired a Boeing 737-400 Classic aircraft, with a capacity for 150 passengers in business and economy classes. This acquisition was financed by First Bank who has a business partnership with the airline. The additional aircraft is part of the airline’s expansion plans to boost its operations. And the company’s fleet has increased to five Boeing aircraft.
Speaking with Aviation reporters during the official unveiling of the new Boeing 737-400 Classic at the domestic wing of Muritala Muhammed Airport , Lagos, the Managing Director of the airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, said the aircraft had undergone necessary inspection and certification by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority’s, NCAA, inspectors before it was flew into the country from Thailand.
He added that the introduction of the aircraft was an integral part of the airline’s long term business plan, adding that the aircraft would immediately be deployed to Yola route. Bankole further explained that another Boeing 767 aircraft would join the airline’s fleet very soon, saying that the expected aircraft would be deployed to Jeddah and Dubai, which it hoped to commence by the last week in June.
According to Bankole, “We are as usual poised to give our customers the best of service and with the introduction of our additional new baby, we will definitely expand our fleet and operations. The aircraft you are seeing today has undergone significant internal enhancements to ensure that our customers enjoy the unique and outstanding onboard experience they have come to expect from the airline.”