FG Approves ​6 Air Carriers For 2016 Islamic Pilgrimage To Mecca

FG Approves ​6 Air Carriers For 2016 Islamic Pilgrimage To Mecca

Hajj, Pilgrims, Saudi Arabia
Muslim pilgrims form a line to be screened for Ebola at the Hajj camp before boarding a plane for Saudi Arabia at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria Thursday, Sept, 18. 2014. (Photo Credit: AP /Sunday Alamba)

The Federal Government of Nigeria, on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 approved six air carriers to airlift Nigerian pilgrims for this year’s Hajj.

The approved carriers, which include a Saudi-designated airline, will airlift pilgrims from the country’s 36 states to the Saudi Arabia.

The National Hajj Commission, NAHCON in a statement on Tuesday, by its spokesperson, Uba Mana, listed the approved carriers to include Med-view Airlines, Max Air, Dornier Aviation Nigeria, Top Brass airline, AZMAN Air Services and Fly-Nas Air which is a Saudi Arabia designated carrier.

The government also approved two companies to airfreight pilgrims excess cargo during the Hajj exercise.

The companies are NAHCO Aviance and Medview International Travels and Cargo.

The statement quoted NAHCON as calling on the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation, GACA, to “accord the appointed carriers all the necessary logistic and consular supports to enable them have smooth plan and execution of their assignment through prompt issuance of necessary visa for their officials as well as officers of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).”


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