Max Air Acquires Two Additional 500-Seater Aircrafts For Airlift Of Pilgrims


Max Air has acquired two new aircrafts -HL 747-400 Series, with capacity for 503 passengers and additional five Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets to complement its hajj operations this year.

Dahiru Ibrahim, Public Relations Officer of the airline, disclosed this in Kano on Sunday at a press conference.

He also said the National Hajj Commission, NHC, has allocated about 30,112 pilgrims to the airline for this year’s holy pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, adding that it has put modalities in place to ensure a hitch-free airlift of the intending pilgrims to the holy land.

He said Max Air would come up with new ideas that would ensure not only the safety of pilgrims but a hitch-free journey to and from Saudi Arabia.



    According to him the airline will airlift pilgrims from seven states namely Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Jigawa, Kebbi, Benue and Nasarawa states.

    Ibrahim further stated that the two new HL 747-400 series aircrafts are named after the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the late Umar Musa Yar’Adua, and the father of the owner of the air line, Barau  Mangal.

    The Governors of Kano and Katsina States, Abdullahi Ganduje and Bello Masari graced the launching of the two air crafts acquired by Max Air at the Aminu Kano International Airport  on Saturday.

    Speaking during the event, the two governors commended Max Air for adding more air crafts to its fleets, and prayed that it would end the hitches experienced by pilgrims in the past.

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