Medview takes delivery of B747-400, arrives with 400 passengers –

Med-view Airline lived to its billing yesterday (Monday) when it took delivery of a B747-400 and operated it for the first time on its schedule flight from London-Gatwick with 400 passengers on board.

The operation was made possible with the approval of the British Civil Aviation Authorities with the switch from B767-300ER to B747-400

The 463 passenger capacity aircraft with Medview Airline livery touched down the Murtala Muhammed International airport at 7.30 am on Monday.

An elated Med-View Airline Managing Director/CEO, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, said the aircraft will be used to consolidate Lagos-London route operations as well as  the  Hajj operations, pointing out that opening up the transatlantic route was on the front burner

He said a B777-200 will join the fleet this week to coincide with the airline 10th Anniversary of its foray into Hajj operations.

Alhaji Bankole said three jumbo jets – B777-200, B747-400 and B767-300ER will be devoted to the 2016 Hajj operations, which begin next week – August 8, 2016.