Medview Airline on Thursday began the transportation of its quota of 10,000 pilgrims from the Hajj Camp of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the first flight, a B747-200 aircraft carrying 320 pilgrims from Lagos State, departed the MMIA on Thursday at 7.35a.m for Saudi Arabia.
NAN reports that 2,001 pilgrims from the state are expected to participate in the 2018 pilgrimage according to records released by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria NAHCON.
The Executive Director, Business Development, Alhaji Isiaq Na’allah, Medview Airline, told newsmen that the airline would also transport pilgrims from Kaduna, Maiduguri, Ilorin as well some from Guinea Bissau and Niger Republic.
Na’ Allah lauded the consistency of Medview in hajj operations, adding that the airline had been able to provide the needed comfort to pilgrims since it began the flight services 12 years ago.