Abuja Airport closure: Med-View Airline operates 5 daily flights to Kaduna


Ahead of the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for six weeks beginning from the midnight of March 7 for rehabilitation, Medview Airline has rolled out a special schedule with five daily flights from Lagos to Kaduna International Airport.

The flight schedule will be operational on March 8, 2017, a day after the Abuja Airport has been closed, the airline said on Friday.

With the schedule, all Medview Airline flights to Maiduguri and Yola will be routed through Kaduna airport, but their departure and arrival time remain unchanged as well as flights originating from Lagos.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole said the schedule was a proactive measure taken to ensure that all its numerous passengers going to Maiduguri and Yola have a seamless transition to their various destinations, while flying Abuja-bound passengers to Kaduna.

He said the airline has put in place all the necessary logistics to cope with the traffic expected in Kaduna International Airport.

“This is a call to duty, and we are equally duty bound to render uninterrupted services to air travellers on all our routes”, Bankole said.

The Federal Government has approved the closure of Abuja Airport for the rehabilitation of the badly damaged runway.

Other airlines are expected to come up with schedules for the Kaduna flights during the six weeks closure.