Medview Airlines clarifies EU restriction

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Medview Airline yesterday gave clarification on the European Union (EU) operational restriction on its London operations, saying it is not a ban on the airline into destinations in Europe including Gatwick Airport in London.

The airline according to its Executive Director, Business Development and Commercials, Isiaq Na ‘ Allah said it decided to clear the air on the matter because of public perception that Medview Airlines has been banned from flying into the United Kingdom.

“The airline said 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,” the carrier explained in a statement.

The carrier 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.

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