Alhaji Muneer Bankole, Chief Executive Officer, Medview Airline Plc, on Tuesday said the airline would begin its Lagos-Dubai route operations on July 4.
Bankole told newsmen in Lagos that the operations would begin with two weekly flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
He said the Dubai route had been in the plans of the airline for sometime, adding that it has concluded necessary arrangements with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Dubai and got the permit.
“We will be honest to tell you that Dubai has been in the front burner for a couple of months, the rule of the game is that you need to have what it takes.
“We have submitted the details, worked around the CAA, have gotten the permit, put the employees on ground and now to open up the route.
“Dubai frequency will start with Tuesdays and Saturdays, and London will increase to three/four, as you know we operate on Sunday, Friday and Wednesday, and as soon with additional aircraft, we will increase the frequency, Bankole said.
He said in the next two months, the airline plans to spread its wings to the Francophone countries to Cote’ de Ivoire, Guinea and Senegal having successfully launched operations to Anglophone on the West Coast.
Bankole disclosed that that Medview would soon deploy a B747 for the Hajj operations because of the capacity of pilgrims.
He said Saudi authority had increased the number from 75,0000 to 96,000, adding that the airline was making adequate preparation for the Hajj operation.
To this end, he said the airline would soon take delivery of two aircraft; B777 and B737-800, to boost its fleet.
He expressed satisfaction that Medview has the capacity on tits routes, urging its marketers to work hard.
Medview Airline went public on Jan. 31 with the listing of its shares at the Nigeria Stock Exchange, and it is billed to hold its AGM next week.