Medview Airline has concluded arrangements to commence four flights weekly to Maiduguri, to once again reconnect the region with other parts of the country beginning Friday.
The management of the airline said this was in response to assurance by aviation authorities that Maiduguri Airport is safe.
The managing director/ chief executive officer of Medview Airline Alhaji Muneer Bankole who disclosed this in a press statement, said the four flights are on Friday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, saying it will reduce the long hours of stress on the road which the people of that region go through to get in and out of Maiduguri.
Already, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) have given a nod to Medview Airline to operate into Maiduguri airport, which has been closed to commercial flights due to activities of insurgents.
Bankole commended Governor Shettima of Borno state for his clarion call to investors to return to the state as there was now relative peace in the region.
“Our decision to commence flights to Maiduguri was informed by the need to link up the people of this region to other parts of the country,” Bankole said.
The four flights from Lagos to Maiduguri will be routed via Abuja, the statement said
With Maiduguri, Kano and Kaduna on its schedule, Medview Airline now flies to eight destinations, Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Yola and Enugu on domestic routes and Accra on the regional route. Abidjan, Cote de’ Voire and Conakry, Guinea will soon join the Medview network.

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