Indigenous Airline Operator acquires new planes for 2016 Hajj

Acheme Jack, Kano

The management of an indigenous airliner, Max Air has acquired two new Boeing 747 – 400, which is the latest in the series to enhance smooth operations, especially this year’s Hajj to Saudi Arabia.

The public relations Manager of Max Airline, Ibrahim Dahiru said the purchase of the new airlines, which touched ground at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), over the weekend is part of the innovations the company is embarking on to ensure safety and welfare of customers.

He stressed the new fleet will ensure smooth and effective delivery of services in the forthcoming Hajj operations.

He said the new Boeing 747 – 400 series will replace Boeing 747 – 300 series in their fleet which according to international best practices are considered to be absolute or out of date in the industry.

“We have acquired two new Boeing 747-400 series aircraft and have already taken delivery of one, while the second is expected in the country within the next few weeks.

“This is part of our plan to phase out the 747-300 series in our fleet. With these two newly acquired aircraft, we now have three Boeing 747-400 series, in our fleet, ”

“The aircraft, with a 503 sitting capacity, is the latest model in the world, as it is fuel economy and second to none in terms of safety, “ explained Dahiru

The plane which travelled for eighteen hours nonstop from Hong Kong with the inscription of late “Alhaji Barau Tukur Mangal” arrived Malla Aminu kano International Airport, MAKIA, and touched ground at exactly 2.30pm Saturday.