EU Operational Restriction Does Not Affect Medview Airline London Flight– Na’Allah
Med-View Airline PLC today stated categorically and also assured its passengers that the European Union (EU) operational restriction does not affect the carrier Lagos –London.
The clarification is coming on the heels of insinuations in some that the EU operational restriction means a total ban on its UK operations.
An online statement issued by the Executive Director, Business Development and Commercials, Med-View Airline Plc, Mr. Isiaq Na’Allah explained that the airline’s operations to London is in no way affected by the ban, adding that the airline had since being operating with her wet-leased aircraft.
To further buttress the airline’s point, he stated that the ban which falls under exception rule in EASA, Annex A, which according to him states that, “Air carrier listed in Annex A could be permitted to exercise traffic rights by using wet-leased aircraft of an air carrier, which is not subject to an operating ban.”
Na’Allah said that the airline regretted the anxiety the misinformation may have caused its teeming passengers and assured them that there was no basis for alarm as the Lagos-London flight remains unaffected.
According to him, “We at Med-View Airline are committed to safety, and currently working with EASA and NCAA to restore normalcy.”
He pointed out that to further demonstrate that it airline was not affected by the EU restriction, the airline on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 operated its normal schedule flight to London amidst the misinformation about the restriction.
Recalled that in March 2016, Med-View Airline passed through one of the most stringent operations audit of the global airlines’ body – the International Air Transport Association (IATA), after which it was issued with International Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)
The airline has secured a B777 aircraft leased from an EU-member state to boost its international operations, which will soon join the fleet.