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Medview suspends Dubai operations — a few weeks after inaugural flight

Medview suspends Dubai operations — a few weeks after inaugural flight
January 30
08:47 2018
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Medview Airline says it has suspended its Lagos to Dubai operations, almost two months after its inaugural flight took off on December 7, 2017.

The airline said Dubai bound flights will resume operations on March 24, 2018.

Muneer Bankole, managing director of the airline, told journalists on Monday that the operations were suspended because there was no ready aircraft to service the route until the given date.

Bankole said the airline would use the opportunity to sort things out with Euro Atlantic, its lessor and partner for 12 years.

“While we want to leave the past behind us, it is imperative to say we have issues with our European partners over aircraft we leased from them,” he said.

“From all indications, this aircraft has not been able to meet our requirements in providing the necessary capacity. The UK Civil Aviation Authority has been supportive when it dawned on them the issue had to do with aircraft.”

He said the airline would continue on its Lagos-London route although with an alternative aircraft.

“We will also maintain three weekly flights,” Bankole said.

“We have shut down Dubai operation till March when our aircraft Boeing B767-300 ER christened ‘Abeke’ returns from complete refurbishment in the UK. Passengers who have booked with us will be flown to their destinations via interline arrangements.”

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  1. bim
    bim January 31, 11:51

    The airline should opt for regional airports in UAE like Ras Al Khaimah where your operating cost will be only one fourth of Dubai and Sharjah

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