Friday, April 18, 2014

Max Air transports 25 thousand pilgrims to Nigeria

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The Airline transported pilgrims from 17 states.

Max Air limited on Tuesday said it had transported 25 thousand pilgrims, who performed this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia, back to Nigeria.

This is contained in a statement issued in Kano and signed by the Public Relations Officer of the airline, Ibrahim Dahiru.

“The airline has as at Monday evening, recorded about 50 flights to Nigeria since the commencement of the transportation of the pilgrims back home on Nov ember 1 after the Hajj”.

It said the transportation of the Jigawa and Niger States pilgrims back to Nigeria would be completed on Wednesday.

“The transportation of pilgrims from Jigawa and Niger States will be completed on Wednesday, while that of Taraba will be completed on Thursday.

“Already, Max Air has recorded nine flights to Katsina, Lagos, Sokoto, Kaduna and Kano; while Nasarawa has three, FCT, one, Kebbi, five and Zamfara, six flights,” Mr. Dahiru said.

He said that the airline had deployed its five Boeing 747 Aircraft to ensure successful transportation of the pilgrims.

The airline transported 46 thousand pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj operation from 17 States of the Federation.

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