The Managing Director of Medview Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole , has urged bankers in the country not to overlook funding of the aviation industry as he commended First Bank for its leading role in the industry.
Speaking at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos while taking delivery of a Boeing 767-300ER just acquired by the airline, Bankole said most banks in Nigeria do not understand the aviation industry.
Bankole commended First Bank for its effort at financing the purchase of aircraft by the airline, “we started the business with First Bank and since we commenced business deal with it, the bank has been appreciating us for our commitment and consistency.
He noted that the newly acquired Boeing 767-300 ER is an integral part of its long-term business model, adding that the aircraft would immediately be deployed for this year's hajj operations which will commence August 18th.
Alhaji Muneer Bankole, said the airline is set to change the face of pilgrimage in Nigeria with its Boeing 767-300 ER as Nigeria pilgrims deserve the best too, “this is why we brought in this aircraft, it will be commissioned with the first flight to Makkah and Medinah .”
His words: “We are as usual poised to give our customers the best of service and with the introduction of our additional new baby, we will definitely expand our fleet and operations.
Bankole added that the aircraft will join the airline's growing fleet after the hajj operations, just as he said another Boeing 767 aircraft being expected soon would be deployed to Jeddah and Dubai routes.
“Today is an historic day for the country, because this is one of the domestic carriers in the country that commenced operations just three years ago , we ventured into regional operations with Accra and the Federal Government designated us to fly international too with Jeddah, Dubai and London, which has led us to source for a bigger aircraft to match any of the international airlines.
“This aircraft you are seeing is 767-300 ER, it has an endurance of over 14hours flying. We have six aircraft in our fleet now. These are the new generation aircraft you will find us using when we commence operations to UK and Dubai soon.”