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Confusion over Medview inclusion on EU ban of 180 airlines over safety issues


More contradictions are still emerging on the purported restriction of about 180 airlines by the European Union from operating in the United Kingdom.

However, management of Medview Thursday reacted to the development, saying the restriction does not extend to the airline.

The airline while explaining to the public stated that its operations to London is in no way affected by the ban and had since being operating with her wet-leased aircraft.

The ban which falls under exception rule in EASA, Annex A, where it states that “Air carrier listed in Annex A could be permitted to exercise traffic rights by using wet-leased aircraft of an air carrier, which is not subject to an operating ban”.

Medview, in the statement signed by its Executive Director, Business Development and Commercials, Mr. Isiaq Na’Allah regretted the anxiety the misinformation may have caused its teeming passengers and assured them that there is no basis for alarm as the Lagos-London flight remains unaffected.

“We at Med-View Airline are committed to safety, and currently working with EASA and NCAA to restore normalcy, the statement said.

The Airline on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 operated its normal schedule flight to London amidst the misinformation about the restriction.

It will be recalled that in March 2016, Med-View Airline passed through one of the most stringent operations audit of the global airlines’ body – the International Air Transport Association (IATA), after which it was issued with IOSA – International Operational Safety Audit.

The Airline has secured a B777 aircraft leased from an EU-member state to boost its international operations, which will soon join the fleet

Business Hilights recalls that Medview, being one of the two flag carriers of Nigeria, was “Listed by Introduction” on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on January 31, 2017, and was the first airline to list its shares on the stock exchange in the last 10 years.

Due to high compliance to regulations, all carriers from Mozambique and Republic of Benin have been removed from the list of airlines banned.

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