Govt approves six carriers for 2016 hajj operations
The Federal Government has approved six air carriers to airlift Nigerian pilgrims for this year’s hajj. They are Med-view Airlines Limited, Max Air Limited, Dornier Aviation Nigeria AEP Limited, Top Brass, AZMAN Air Services and Fly-Nas Air, a Saudi Arabia designated carrier. The approved airlines will airlift pilgrims under the states to the Holy Land.
In a statement signed by the Head of Media, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Malam Uba Mana, the government has also approved two companies, NAHCO Aviance and Medview International Travels and Cargo, to airfreight pilgrims’ excess cargo during the hajj exercise.
Mana said: “NAHCON therefore, called on the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to accord the appointed carriers all the necessary logistic and consular supports to enable them have a smooth plan and execution of their assignment through prompt issuance of necessary visa for their officials as well as officers of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).”
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