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Nigerian carrier Medview Airlines and the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) are at loggerheads over alleged breach of the terms of the contract for the airlift of pilgrims for the 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Medview Airline has confirmed that its flight VL2105 enroute Lagos from Abuja on Tuesday experienced cabin depressurisation while descending from 32,000ft altitude.
A total of 1,529 Muslim pilgrims have so far been airlifted from Kano, Lagos and Kaduna airports for this year’s Hajj to Saudi Arabia.
During an Airlift Signing Agreement held Monday at the head office of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON ), in Abuja, the chairman of the commission, Abdullahi Muhammad, enjoined the approved air carriers to discharge their responsibilities diligently.
Domestic airlines are counting loses over the last minute postponement of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Players in the Nigerian aviation industry have advised the Federal Government to merge Arik Air and Aero Contractors to establish the proposed national carrier.
Unions in the aviation sector on Thursday night called off their two-day industrial action against Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited.
The unions in the aviation sector on Thursday threatened to ground flight operations at all terminals of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, over the sacking of their members by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited.
Airlines operating at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2) Lagos, have been forced to make alternative arrangements to fly their passengers as aviation unions continued their picketing of the terminal on Thursday.
Hundreds of passengers were on Wednesday stranded as protesting aviation unions shut down operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has concluded airlift of Hajj 2018 Nigerian pilgrims back home.
The second batch of 310 Lagos pilgrims will be transported back to Nigeria from Saudi Arabia aboard Medview Airline on Thursday.
Medview Airline on Thursday began the transportation of its quota of 10,000 pilgrims from the Hajj Camp of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
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