By Friday Nwosu
Medview Airline one of Nigeria’s fast growing carriers in the aviation sector is set to expand its West coast operations to three West Africa countries.
The airline which operates into Accra, the Ghanaian capital from Lagos said it will be expanding its operation to Liberia, Mali and the Benin capital Cotonou.
Medview Airline’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Alhaji Muneer Bankole who disclosed this to the team from Akwaaba, organizers of Accra Weizo in his office stated that the airline will commence operation to the West Africa countries at end August 2016.
According to Bankole, some skilled and efficient staff from the company had already been deployed to these countries to ensure that Medview operates smoothly on the routes.
He said the airline is envisaging operating a daily flight from Lagos into Accra adding that it will commence with the four frequencies initially. “We are expanding from Accra at the end of August to commence Accra-Liberia, Freetown, We have deployed our staff to go to that station, we are using Accra as a litmus location to do one month training for the stations. The lady in charge of international Operations is going to Freetown. What we intend to do is to wake up in the morning and go to Accra daily then go to Liberia and Freetown bring them back to Accra and come back home. Our second leg will be Cotonou, we have gotten approvals, we have the destination and all the paper works.”
Medview Airline has a strong presence in Hajj operation in Nigeria and has just secured a contract to airlift pilgrims from Mali for this year’s pilgrimage.
“We ran a charter and a schedule to Saudi Arabia and it was a clean one. I came back after the 11th flight and they were all full. So we are now hitting hajj. We are looking at three aircraft, we are doing the schedule and we are also doing a lot of movement. We are moving people from West Africa including Mali. We have a contract there.” concluded Bankole.