Max Air said it has concluded all arrangements to commence the airlift of Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for 2022 Hajj operations with effect from tomorrow.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has allocated 16,000 pilgrims from 13 states of the federation to the airline for the 2022 Hajj.
A Statement signed by its Media Consultant Ibrahim Dahiru
listed the states as: Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba, Kogi, Niger, Kwara, Jigawa. Katsina, Benue, Plateau, Borno and Nasarawa states.
He said Max Air is using two Boeing 747–400 Aircraft for the 2022 Hajj Airlift.
He added that all Technical, Carbine Crew and ground staff have been mobilised for the Airlift of Nigerian pilgrims.
“Max Air will position its Aircraftin the early hours of Thursday 9th June 2022 in Maiduguri, Borno State for the Airlift of the first batch of Nigerian pilgrims to the holy land,” he said.
The statement assed that since 2007 Max Air has taken the lead in the Airlift of Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. It is also involved in the Airlift of pilgrims from African countries including charter and rescue operations in other parts of the world.