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The airline has recently started their flight to Monrovia in Freetown, expanding its operations to African and other international routes. Medview airline has opened few other flight routes like Liberia, Kano, Dubai, and Monrovia over the past few months. These flights are operating from Lagos , via Accra Ghana to Monrovia transporting Nigerian and Ghanaian passengers across the borders. The airline is improving its integration with west African countries by expanding its operations to more countries in Africa and been welcomed in both the countries. Medview airline has ordered new aircraft for the new route and domestic flights will be more frequent on festival periods.
The two officials of Guinea-Bissau and Mali's president has invited Medview airline to be national airline of the country. Both the countries were impressed by services and safety measurements of Medview airline during the Hajj. Med-view airline has also received IATA operational safety award from International air transportation authority due to compliance of international safety standards. This awards takes the airline through a tough inspection and process to help improve the safety standards. The CEO said in a statement that IOSA is a great achievement the airline has done it is not easy to compete with giants like Lufthansa and not all the African airlines are able to achieve this award.
Medview Airline has started its flying operation to Liberia, Sierra Leone. The Airline's maiden flight arrived at Roberts international airport Sierra Leone at 0145 where managing director and other official of airlines welcomed the first set of passengers and congratulations were offered by a commission of president of Liberia. Medview airline will fly three times a week.
The airline of Nigeria will list its shares on 31st January, 2017 at stock exchange. Medview airline will open total shares of 9.7 billion at the rate of N1.50 each. The airline is planning to sell shares in stock exchange, using money to buy new aircrafts and start new flight routes. The airline has jumped into stock exchange after 10 successful years in aviation industry and since they have already mastered the airline business, airline aims high to make more money for the shareholders as well as expanding its operations in the meantime. As of now, most of the Nigerians airlines are struggling to stay in the business and survive, med-view airline is taking a punt to open more doors in aviation industry negotiating with suppliers and trade partners to minimize the operational cost without effecting the quality of service.
Due to scarcity of A1-jet fuel, prices of jet fuel have been increased therefore the Airlines were forced to increase the tickets prices to achieve their expenses and make sure to stay in the business. Airlines are at the mercy of local suppliers and passengers are advised to bear with the airlines in-case of flight delays because of difficulty in arranging jet fuel.
Due to maintenance at Lagos international airport, officials has advised Med-view airline to use shorter run way to take off but itâ€™s not possible to take off big aircrafts using shorter runway so airline instead used small aircrafts and successfully transported all the passengers between London Gatwick to Lagos route. However due to less space in aircraftâ€™s baggage compartment, some of the baggage were left behind in Lagos which airline has successfully delivered in couple of next flights even one special flight was made to UK to deliver the baggage only. Prior to flight, Med-view airline advised all the effected passengers about possible delay in baggage and apologised for the inconvenience. Chief executive of Medview airline Alhaji munir Bankole thanked the passengers for their understandings.
Medview Airline has announced commencement of flight operations from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos, to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, UAE, through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja. The airline said it would partner two foreign carriers; Air China and Jed Airways on the route for easier connectivity for clients travelling beyond the Middle East country. Managing Director, Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, disclosed this on Wednesday night in Lagos during a forum with trade partners and travel agencies. Bankole also announced that the airline was partnering with a Dubai-based company, Anta Travels and Tours, for comprehensive packages for travellers, who are going to the Middle East country for tourism, pleasure or businesses. A Boeing 767 aircraft has been deployed to the route by the airline. Bankole further disclosed that the airline had chosen Amadeus, a leading airlines distribution solution provider, as its partner while talks had reached advanced stage with Sabre Network for the same purpose. Bankole was, however, silent on commencement date for the Dubai route, but explained that it would operate three frequencies weekly. The days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and would depart the country at 8pm, while Dubai departure is 6am. He assured that the same quality services rendered on its other international routes like London and Jeddah would be extended to the new route, stressing that the company, which commenced operation as a travelling agency barely 16 years ago, had grown to become a global brand. He said, “Med-View Airline today is an international and global airline. When we commenced scheduled flight operations over three years ago, we started with two aircraft, grew the fleet to four and later to six. “In the next couple of weeks our fleet would grow to eight and we would be able to spread our wings to other routes we have been allocated to fly into. “I like stiff, but healthy competition among airlines as this would bring out the best in you. If you don’t like competition, there is no way you can grow as an airline. “In order to lure passengers to our side, we are offering the business class passengers 75kg checked-in luggage, which no other airline on the route can offer anyone.” Also speaking at the event, General Manager, Anta Travels and Tours, Mr. Kumar Jagadeesan, noted that the business partnership with Med-View Airline started some 18 months ago when the airline indicated interest to partner it on the route. Like Bankole, Jagadeesan promised clients comfort and easy access to tourist destinations in Dubai. He disclosed that the UAE Government was currently constructing a new terminal that would accommodate 120 million passengers per annum, making it one of the biggest in the world. “Our company is interested in selling memories and not just packages. We offer highly competitive rates, unique and tailor-made packages to our clients,” he said
Med-View Airline has entered into a partnership with a travel management company from the United Arab Emirate (UAE), Anta Travel, to ensure that Nigerians travelling to Dubai on Medview get the best experience as the partnership is expected to open a wide variety of activities for potential passengers. As part of plans to begin flight operations into the UAE, Medview Airline hosted its sales agents and clients to a trade partner forum at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos. Speaking at the forum, the managing director of Medview Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, restated his airline’s commitment to meet the yearnings of Nigerians by providing affordable flights with plenty of luggage space to boot. He said that the airline has come of age in delivering on its promises always since the commencement of all operations, making it not just a reliable airline but a consistent one. Although he said that Medview was not ready to release its entire package for the UAE operations slated for the summer just yet, Bankole noted that at Medview they were well aware that Nigerians are prone to carrying a lot of luggage and as a response to that they would be giving a 3-piece luggage room for the Business Class at 75 kilogramme, and that is just for starters. “Medview-Airline will always do what is right and ensure that safety remains its priority. As you know, Medview started from a humble beginning as a travel agency before taking the initiative and venturing into hajj operations. And now, it is scheduled for domestic and international operations, always excelling in what it does. “The airline only got to where it is because it listened to constructive criticism and took the advise of all its partners.” Medview as an airline will look into their suggestions and come out stronger for it,” the Medview boss said. On competition on the Dubai route, one that has seen off two major Nigerian players over the years, Bankole expressed optimism that competition is to help them at Medview get better, according to him, the airline was not worried and other carriers on the route will keep them on their toes and drive them to success. He also called on partners, travel agents to be part of the success story and aiding them to grow as an airline stating that Medview got to its heights with the support they brought to the table further urging them not to stop supporting the airline. Commenting on the partnership with Medview, the general manager, Anta Group, UAE and Oman, Mr Kumar Jagadeensan expressed delight to be partnering with the airline while commending its CEO for his forward thinking mentality. Jagadeensan said the airline’s commitment was unrivalled and that this partnership forged will bring additional value to Medview operations to the UAE as it is a fantastic service that is set up to go the extra mile to sell memories and not just packages to clients.
The Chief Executive Officer of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, has assured that the airline would attain the International Air Travel Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate by the end of the month. Bankole disclosed that the airline was on the last lap of IOSA certification and when it attains the new status, it would be able to interline with foreign airlines on international routes. When the airline attains the new status, it would bring to four, the number of Nigerian carriers with IOSA certification. Airlines on the list are Arik Air, Aero Contractors and First Nation while four other carriers, Allied Air and Cargo services, Overland Airways, Dana Air and Air Peace are also on the verge of attaining the certificate. Bankole also expressed optimism that the airline would be successful on the impending Dubai route, which it hoped to commence soon. He specifically said that unlike in Europe where the airline competes with no fewer than 14 carriers out of the country to London, United Kingdom and still performed creditably well, Med-View would only be competing with maximum of three carriers including Etihad and Emirates on the Dubai route. On the update of the airline, Bankole disclosed that in the last couple of months, Med-View had added Kano, Kaduna and Jeddah on its routes and promised that other 17 routes approved for it by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) would be taken up very soon. He informed that the airline has had an agreement with a leasing company to acquire Boeing 747, 737-800 and 737-400 aircraft to further beef up its fleet. He said, “Since we commenced international routes, all the promises we made to you have been fulfilled and we will continue to do more. We plan to expand our routes and fleet, and those things would be achieved soon. “Soon, we will commence direct flight operations to Monrovia (Liberia), Freetown (Sierra Leone) and three frequencies per week on the Dubai route. Our fares on these routes would be reasonable and competitive to all including ample luggage allowance for passengers.”
Medview Airline, on Tuesday, entered into an agreement with Air Atlanta of Iceland for the acquisition of a Boeing 747-400 aircraft. Under the agreement, Air Atlanta will deliver the 463-capacity aircraft to Medview to increase its fleet ahead of the airline's plan to open new route. Specifically, the aircraft will be deployed for Hajj operations and also to support London and Jeddah routes. Also, the airline has taken delivery of another B737-400, bringing the fleet size to six aircraft. The aircraft is expected to be dedicated to Lagos-Abuja-Maiduguri route.
The Federal Government has granted Medview Airline permission to fly 17 regional and international destinations. Among the new routes which the government has granted the airline approval to fly into, were Lagos - Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dakar Senegal; Freetown Sierra Leone; Monrovia in Liberia. Medview airline plans to procure additional aircraft to beef up its fleet this year.
Med-view Airline would commence its domestic flights from Lagos to Kano tomorrow to strengthened its local operations. This development came barely four days after starting another international route from Lagos to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, via Kano. The Kano addition brought the number of local routes Med-View flies to seven.
Medview Airlines has commenced direct flight from Kano via Lagos to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia while plans in top gear to commence direct flight from Lagos to Kano and Abuja-Kano route on Monday. The airline said in a statement that it had been allocated four slots weekly at the King Abdulazeez International Airport, Jeddah, but would commence with two slots weekly for now. The airline flies to the Saudi Arabia on Thursdays and Saturdays. On the inaugural flight, Medview Airline were having 44 passengers to Jeddah; 28 from Lagos and 16 from Kano. The passengers traffic would improve with time. The only competitor that route is Saudi Air, which only flies from Kano Airport. Other airlines like Egypt Air, Kenya Airways and many others fly to Jeddah from their base. This is a direct flight. This is one good thing Nigerians would love. Under four hours, you are in Jeddah from Kano and within five and half hours, you are in Jeddah from Lagos. Also, our luggage allowance is also a major factor for us. Med view Airline is offering 64kg for economy passengers; 32kg each and 96kg for business class passengers.
Barely 17 days after it commenced direct flight operations from Lagos to the London Gatwick airport, Med-View Airline on Monday took delivery of a new aircraft Boeing 737-800. The new aircraft, which was unveiled to the media at the airline's office at the Muritala Muhammed Airport MMA2, arrived from Slovakia. The airline is set to commence another international flight out of the country to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The new aircraft increased the airline's fleet to five, would enable the airline to commence two weekly flights from Lagos-Kano to Jeddah, with plans to increase the frequencies to four in the coming months. The aircraft is configured for 176 passengers. Apart from the Jeddah route, the aircraft would immediately commence flight operations on the Yola route, which had since increased from one daily to twice daily. In the next couple of weeks, Med-View also plans to expand its Port Harcourt operations to two from the existing one daily.
Medview Airlines has concluded plans to commence flight operations into Jeddah, in Saudi Arabia. The new service is part of efforts by the airline to consolidate operations on the international routes it was designated by the Federal Government. This is coming barely 17 days after it commenced direct flight operations from Lagos to London.
Launched a four times weekly service between Lagos and London Gatwick on 20 November, Nigeria’s Med-View Airline has become just the ninth airline flying between the African nation and Europe.
Medview Airline commenced its first long-haul operation on 20 November by launching a new four times-weekly Lagos to London Gatwick service. The 4,972-kilometre sector will be flown by the carrier’s sole 767-300 and will face no direct competition although indirect competition is strong..