Medview Airline Begins Flight Operations To Ilorin July 10
… As Boy Who Stowed Away On Carrier’s Lagos –London Route Survives
As part of its expansion drive, Medview Airline is to commence flight operations to Ilorin, the Kwara capital on July 10, 2017.
A statement issued by the airline’s Media Consultant, Mr. Obuke Oyibotha, stated that the carrier would operate three flights a week, which are scheduled to link Ilorin with Abuja and Lagos.
According to the schedule released by the airline, the flight days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with departure from Lagos to Ilorin at 7.40 am.
The airline further explained that departure from Ilorin to Abuja is 9.10am, while the return flight from Abuja to Ilorin is 15.50pm, adding that the flight is billed to depart Ilorin for Lagos at 17.30pm and arrive 18.20pm.
The schedule, according to the airline is designed to give passengers the opportunity to fly to and from Ilorin with Medview Airline from other destinations nationwide via Abuja and Lagos.
Medview Airline operates six flights daily to Abuja with connecting to Yola, Maiduguri, Kaduna and Kano.
The airline is at the forefront of the 2017 Umrah -Lesser Hajj airlift, operating flights from Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto and Maiduguri.
Meanwhile, a boy identified as Emmanuel Ugochukwu, who managed to place himself between the front wheels of a Med-View aircraft from Lagos to London has come back alive.
A spokesperson for Medview Airline, Mr. Obuke Oyibotha told Daily Trust yesterday that the airline was collaborating with the Police and other security agencies at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, to investigate the incident.
It was learnt that the stowaway got on the plane on Saturday but many expressed shock as to how the boy survived the over six-hour flight in the wheel compartment of an aircraft cruising at an altitude of 32,000 feet above sea level.
Spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command DSP Joseph Alabi said he had not been sufficiently briefed about the incident as at the time of filing the report.