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Med-view Airline completes airlift of pilgrims

One of the airlines marked for the airlifting of passengers to the Holy land, Med-view Airline said it has completed the airlift of Pilgrims for the 2016 Hajj back to Nigeria, being the first to complete the hajj assignment at a record time.

Med-view Airline is among the three carriers contracted by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) for the 2016 Hajj operations.

Its last two flights on hajj operations arrived Port Harcourt International airport and Kaduna International airport respectively on Monday.

Muslim pilgrims leave after performing the Friday prayer at Mecca's Grand Mosque, on October 11, 2013 as hundreds of thousands of Muslims have poured into the holy city of Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage. The hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and is mandatory once in a lifetime for all Muslims provided they are physically fit and financially capable.  AFP PHOTO


The flight to Port Harcourt had 452 pilgrims from Rivers, Edo, Delta , Abia, Anambra, Imo, Ebonyi and Cross River states while that of Kaduna had 320 pilgrims on board.

Speaking on the successful Hajj operations, the Managing Director/CEO of the airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, praised Allah just as he commended NAHCON and the Federal Government for the necessary structures put in place to ensure a hitch-free Hajj exercise.

It was gathered that the airline deployed three wide body aircraft – B747-300, B777-200 and B767-300 for the hajj operations.


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