Med-View Airlines PLC management has debunked rumors that the airline has suspended its operations, explaining that the aircraft are undergoing a series of checks in Estonia and at Aero Contractors, Nigeria.
According to the airline’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Mr. Michael Ajigbotosho, Med-View did not inform the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) or the media about suspending their operations.
In a statement made by the COO, “At this time of the year, all those concerned or involved know that Med-View will concentrate her entire operations on inbound airlift of Hajj Pilgrims from Saudi Arabia to Nigeria. Our B737-500 (5N-BQ) aircraft developed a technical fault en route Abuja a few days ago that requires engine replacement, and of which the engine has been procured and is being mounted to commence operation next week. In the last 12 years of operation as Hajj carrier and domestic operator, Med-View Airline is profoundly known and widely recognized for its safety consciousness which cannot be compromised.”
Talking about when the aircraft will resume operations, Mr. Ajigbotosho affirmed that the work to be done on the aircraft is already at 85%, and that it is expected for the aircraft to soon resume flights on Med-View’s domestic routes.