Operators of Med-View airlines open the Lagos-London route as well as boost domestic links to Enugu, Port Harcourt, Abuja
Med-View Airline, a leading domestic carrier has today commenced Lagos-London route with its inaugural flight to Gatwick airport in the United Kingdom.
The inaugural flight which will immediately snowball into four weekly flights on Sunday, Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays was announced formally by the Managing Director/ CEO, Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole recently at their corporate headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos.
Announcing the maiden flight, Alhaji Bankole stated that UK’s CAA, NCAA, the Foreign Affairs Ministries have given Med-View Airline all approvals required to operate direct flights between the two countries, adding that the airline has also secured slots at Gatwick Southern Terminal with good train services (Gatwick Express), Limousine Services for Business Class and bus connections to Victoria Station and various points in Central, South and East London.
“You will agree with me that the Lagos-London route has remained one of the busiest routes in the world, yet remained the most expensive. It is against this background that Med-View airline is entering the route as a Nigerian flag carrier to supply the missing link-capacity, reasonable fares, good customer care and excellent in-flight entertainment”, Bankole hinted.
The airline operator added “I am happy to inform you that our inaugural flight from Lagos- London Gatwick is Friday, November 20, 2015. We are starting with four weekly flights on Sunday, Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.
Our introductory fare, Economy Class is as low as N149,000. Our passengers on economy will enjoy a 32kg 2-piece baggage allowance, while those on Business Class are entitled to a 3-piece baggage allowance of 32kg each. In addition, African/Continental meals will be served on board with a variety of music and films to compliment.
The 767-300ER aircraft, christened “Abeke” which will be used for the operation has a configuration of 30C/191Y seats”. “On West Coast, we are extending our frontiers to Monrovia- Liberia-Sierra-Leone. Accra, Ghana, which entered our network, last year September, is in full swing. We are already in Jeddah with four weekly flights via Lagos, Abuja and kano. Dubai is secured and what is left is to announce a date”, Bankole said.