Azman and Aero airlines two of the five airline contracted by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), to airlift Nigerian pilgrims to and from Saudi Arabia for 2023 Hajj have assured of timely airlift of Pilgrims.
Azman General Manager, Alhaji Nuruddeen Aliyu gave the pledge in a telephone interview recently with NAHCON media.
Recall that Azman had issues of slots and documentation at the Saudi end, which caused delay in starting the airlift on 27 of May , nonetheless the company has pledged that it will meet up, particularly.
It promised that an additional aircraft would be added to its fleet, in the operation from next week.
Alhaji Aliyu who expressed satisfaction with the character, behaviour and attitude of both the Kaduna pilgrims and the pilgrims generally, also commended NAHCON over measures taken to ensure smooth and hitch free operation this year.
In a related development, Aero Contractors also assured that it would complete the airlifting of the 8,033 intending pilgrims allocated to it on or before June 12.
Alhaji Liman Mohammad, the officer coordinating 2023 Hajj for Aero Contractors, gave the assurance in a statement released recently.
He said, out of the 8,033 allocated to the airline, 3,223 pilgrims from Nasarawa, Oyo and Adamawa States have been airlifted to Saudi Arabia.
He stated, “So from June 12, we will be free. Jeddah International Airport will be closed on June 26, that is about 14 days after we finished our operation, by God’s grace”.