Africa: Medview set to acquire big planes for Summer and Hajj as B747, B777, and B737-800 are expected

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Muneer Bankole, says his airline has entered into talks with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O’Hare) over the planned purchase of two B737-800s.

“I just came back from a trip to Boeing,” he said in an interview with the Daily Trust newspaper. “I was a special guest there. They are putting two B737-800 series in the production for Med-View. They are interested in our patronage of Boeing materials and they are saying what can they do for us; they even offered us a B777.”

At present, the Nigerian carrier operates two B737-400s, one B737-500, and one B767-300(ER) on flights throughout the country as well as to Accra regionally and London Gatwick and Jeddah.

Bankole added that Med-View was expecting a B747-400 and a B777-200(ER) to arrive in time to catch the peak summer season as well as Hajj charter flights in August. The aircraft will presumably be wet-leased on a temporary basis.


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