Medview to expand operations in W/Africa
MED-VIEW Airline Managing Director Alhaji Muneer Bankole has unveiled plans to expand the firm’s operations to Francophone countries within West Africa.
In an interview in Lagos, Bankole said the airline would expand its operations to Dakar (Senegal), Conakry (Guinea) and Abidjan (Cote D’Ivoire) in the next two months, noting that the airline has already began Lome (Togo) route.
He said arrangements have reached an advanced stage on the commencement of the francophone countries, saying the aim of the airline is to connect all the West African states before expanding its tentacles to Europe and America.
Bankole said that beginning from the next quarter of 2017, Med-View would begin the Lagos-Dubai route, which has been in pipeline for over two years while the Baltimore, Washington DC in United States is also on the card.
He said: “We went to West Africa countries with the whole idea of integrating all West African citizens together. The Economic and Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has about 15 nations and Heads of States and the purpose of the community is to integrate the citizens in the region.
“We started with Anglophone and we are commencing in the next two months to expand to the francophone countries, such as Dakar, Conakry and Abidjan. We are already in Lome and in the next quarter, we want to be in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
“We intend to take the citizens to New York; we are heading up to Baltimore, Washington, United Kingdom and Jeddah, which is our home base.”