In what appears to be a strategic business route expansion in Nigeria, Medview Airlines, a major player in Nigeria’s aviation industry, Tuesday expanded its domestic passenger services into Ilorin, from where it would fly to other cities in the country.
Lukman Animasahun, and engineer and the airline’s chief operating officer, said at the Ilorin International Airport that the expansion of route to Ilorin was informed by the desire to provide efficient and effective services across the country.
Noting that Medview had been involved in Hajji operations in Ilorin since 2007, the scheduled flights between Ilorin and other cities is significant to improve the socio economy of the Kwara state and the country at large, he said.
Animasahum clarified that Medview had not come to compete with existing airlines coming into Ilorin but to provide attractive options to passengers from Ilorin and neighbouring States.
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According to him, the expansion is in line with the airline’s strategic long-term roadmap to build a more efficient intra-city network.
Femi Olomidudu, Medview’s Safety Officer, disclosed that he was in Ilorin to carry out the risk assessment of the Ilorin International Airport and certified that it is safe for airline to airlift from Ilorin.