Medview Airlines has called on pilgrims who travelled to Saudi Arabia for the 2007 hajj with the ailine and are yet to claim their luggages to do so, as the luggages have since been transported back to Nigeria and are awaiting collection.
The airlines’ Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, made the call on Monday in Abuja while speaking with journalists.
Alhaji Bankole said the airline made a special arrangement to convey the pilgrims’ hand luggages which were in excess of the 10kg allowed pilgrims to carry into the aircraft. He explained that the airline devoted some of its resources to convey the excess luggages at no extra cost to the pilgrims.
“Medview Airlines places high premium on the safety of its passengers. When we realised that many of the pilgrims were carrying hand luggages that weighed as much as 40 to 50kg, we had to provide special trolleys beside the aircraft to collect the excess luggages in order not to over load the plane,” he explained.
He further explained that Medview Airline contracted the Saudi Arabian Airline to convey the luggages to Nigeria, adding that the exercise has since been completed.
Alhaji Bankole commended Nigerians for supporting and patronising the airline.