By Abimbola Fashakin, Lagos

 

A local aviation player, Medview Airline has signed an agreement with Air Atlanta of Iceland for the acquisition of a Boeing 747 -400.

Medview partners Air Atlanta on aircraft acquisition

 By Abimbola Fashakin, Lagos

 

A local aviation player, Medview Airline has signed an agreement with Air Atlanta of Iceland for the acquisition of a Boeing 747 -400.

 

By virtue of the MoU signed by the two parties, Air Atlanta is expected to deliver the 463 capacity aircraft to Medview to shore up its fleet as the airline prepares to open up more international routes.

 

Specifically, the aircraft will be deployed for Hajj operations and also to support London and Jeddah routes.

 

At the signing ceremony at Medview Headquarters, Ikeja on Tuesday were the Managing Director of Medview Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, the Head of Engineering, Lookman Animashaun and Air Altanta Director of Sales, Magnus Asgeirsson.

 

In brief remark, Medview Airline Chief Executive Officer said the agreement is a turning point in the 10 year-old partnership with Air Atlanta as both parties have kept faith with the existing relationship, and we have moved a step further.

 

Meanwhile, the airline has taken delivery of another  B737-400, bringing the fleet size to six aircraft. The aircraft will be dedicated to Lagos-Abuja-Maiduguri route.

 

In another development, Medview airline has joined humanitarian efforts to help Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in the North East.

 

Beginning from January 2016, the airline delivers a trailer load of rice and noodles monthly to IDPs in Borno.

 

“It is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) to assist our people who are affected by the activities of insurgents”, Alhaji Bankole said.

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