Nigerian airline Med-View started its maiden flight to Dubai few weeks ago. Three weekly flights will operate on the Lagos-Abuja-Dubai-Abuja-Lagos route.
The inaugural flight had about 80 per cent passenger capacity with leading ministers of Nigeria- Hajia Aisha Jumai Al Hassan, Minister of Women Affairs; Alhaji Muneer Bankole, Managing Director, MedView Airline; Odion Igalo, Super Eagles striker and representatives of the Oba of Lagos, aviation Journalists, among other dignitaries. The introduction of Nigerian menu onboard consisted of jollof rice, pounded yam, semovita among other foods.
Bankole thanked the passengers for patronising their own Nigerian airline. He assured that the airline will not fail the passengers for making it their preferred choice on the route. The airline based in Lagos Nigeria will serve visitors arriving from Dubai to various destinations in the region. At the launch event in Dubai, they stated that the airline founded in 2007 was first serving as a charter airline for Haj pilgrims; thereafter, it offered domestic passenger services since November 2012 and by 2015 to international destinations as well. Today, the airline serves nine domestic and nine international destinations with the addition of the latest hub in Dubai.
As there are two different aircrafts that would operate, each will consist of different seat configurations; B767-300 will consist of 30 Business Class and 191 Economy Class while B777-200 will consist of 24 Business Class and 302 Economy Class. In terms of baggage allowance, it will remain same onboard both aircrafts Business Class can enjoy three pieces totaling 75kg while Economy Class could have two pieces totalling to 50kg. VL 207 will depart on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from Lagos at 13:45 and arrive in Abuja at 14:45. It will then depart Abuja by 16:15 and arrive in Dubai by 02:10 on the following day. The other aircraft VL208 will depart Dubai on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 04:20 and arrive in Abuja by 08:15, thereafter depart Abuja at 09:45 and arrive in Lagos by 10:45.