Med-View Airline

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Med-View Airline
Med-View Airline logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
VL MEV MED-VIEW
Founded2004
HubsMurtala Muhammed International Airport
Fleet size5
Destinations13
Company sloganThe Airline of Nigeria
HeadquartersLagos, Nigeria
Websitemedviewairline.com

Med-View Airline is an airline based in Lagos, Nigeria. The airline was founded in 2007 as a charter airline, mainly operating Hajj flights, and has offered domestic passenger services since November 2012. It has since expanded into regional and long-haul scheduled passenger routes. Med-View Airline Plc was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on January 31, 2017[1]. The airline recently laid off 90% of its employees between November 2017 and June 2018. Med-View Airline owes sacked and existing workers at least N1.5billion in salary arrears, pension and other entitlements.[2].

The airline is currently banned from operating in the European Union. [3]

Destinations[edit]

Med-View Airline had previously operated to nine domestic and nine international scheduled destinations in states across Nigeria, West Africa, Europe and the Middle East (as of 22 February 2015).[4]. Med-View Airline now operates to only the Nigerian capital Abuja.

Hub
Future
Terminated route
Suspended route
City Country IATA ICAO Airport Refs
Abuja  Nigeria ABV DNAA Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
Abidjan  Ivory Coast ABJ DIAP Port Bouet Airport
Accra  Ghana ACC DGAA Kotoka International Airport
Conakry  Guinea CKY GUCY Conakry International Airport
Dakar  Senegal DKR GOOY Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport
Dubai  UAE DXB OMDB Dubai International Airport
Enugu  Nigeria ENU DNEN Akanu Ibiam International Airport
Freetown  Sierra Leone FNA GFLL Lungi International
Ilorin  Nigeria ILR DNIL Ilorin International Airport
Jeddah  Saudi Arabia JED OEJN King Abdulaziz International Airport
Kaduna  Nigeria KAD DNKA Kaduna Airport [5]
Kano  Nigeria KAN DNKN Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport
Lagos  Nigeria LOS DNMM Murtala Muhammed International Airport
London  United Kingdom LGW EGKK London Gatwick Airport [3]
Maiduguri  Nigeria MIU DNMA Maiduguri International
Monrovia  Liberia ROB GLRB Roberts International (Roberts Field)
Owerri  Nigeria QOW DNIM Sam Mbakwe Airport
Port Harcourt  Nigeria PHC DNPO Port Harcourt International Airport
Yola  Nigeria YOL DNYO Yola Airport

Fleet[edit]

Med-View Airlines Boeing 737-500
Med-View Airline Boeing 737-400 at Abuja

The Med-View Airline fleet includes the following aircraft as of August 2018:[6]

Med-View Airline fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-400 2 168 168
Boeing 737-500 1 120 120
Boeing 767-300ER 1 269 269
Boeing 777-200ER 1[7] 38 285 323
Total 5

Financial Problems[edit]

On April 2018, Medview Airline suspended international flight operations[8] mostly due to debts and decreased aircraft.

By October 2018, Medview had reportedly sacked over 100 staff[9] some of who were owed about 6 months salaries.

As of August, 2019 Medview reportedly shutdown all operations[10] as it's only operating Aircraft went out of service. The company however promises to bounce back soon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Med-View Airline Lists on the NSE". www.nigerianstockexchange.com. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  2. ^ Sahara Reporters. "Med-View Airline's N3bn Indebtedness To Staff, £2m In Foreign Taxes". Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b European Commission. "The EU Air Safety List". Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  4. ^ John Mathew. "Medview Airline Nigeria - Medview Airline UK - Medview Airline Gatwick". Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  5. ^ Ehtesham, Abbasi (22 February 2016). "Medview Airline". Medview Airline Flights. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2018 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2018).
  7. ^ https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/69201-nigerias-med-view-airline-takes-b777-ops-in-house
  8. ^ siteadmin (10 April 2018). "Med-View Airline Suspends International Flight Operations". Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  9. ^ siteadmin (10 October 2018). "Medview Sacks Over 100 Staff". Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  10. ^ theaviatorsafrica (22 August 2019). "Medview Airlines suspends operations indefinentely". Theaviatorsafrica. Retrieved 12 September 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Med-View Airlines at Wikimedia Commons