From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Max Air Limited has acquired three Boeing 737-300 Series to delve into the Nigerian domestic market.
All arrangements for the operation of domestic flights have been concluded by the airline, following the arrival of the third aircraft at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA).
According to a statement signed by the company’s spokesman, Ibrahim Dahiru, the airline has put everything in place to meet the demands of domestic passengers and ensure customers’ comfort.
The statement further added that the Vice Chairman of the Company, Alhaji Bashir Mangal, said the airline is now putting final touches on its arrangement to commence domestic operations.
“For now we are going to start with the three Boeing 737- 300 series and as the situation improves, we will bring more aircraft into the system to ease the hardship being encountered by air travellers in the country,” he said.
He explained that from inception in 2007, Max Air had been operating with seven wide bodied Boeing 747 jumbo jet aircraft, mainly for the annual Hajj and Umrah operations in the country.
Mangal added that the Airline had recruited competent hands including Pilots, Engineers, ground Staff and ground handlers in order to make its domestic operations smooth and effective nationwide.
He recalled that last week the airline had concluded the airlift of over 5,000 Umrah pilgrims to Saudi Arabia during Ramadan fasting period.
He said the airline was also expected to participate in the airlift of Nigerian pilgrims this year, just as it participated in the evacuation of pilgrims in the West African Sub-region in recent years.