Daily Trust (Abuja)

22 November 2012

Nigeria: Kabo to Round Off Return Airlift This Week

Kano — Kabo Air says it will round off this year's return airlift this week as it so far brought back a total of 21,538 pilgrims to Nigeria out of the 27,673 allocated to the airline by the federal government.

A statement yesterday by spokesman of the company Aminu Hamza said the remaining pilgrims will be airlifted in about 10 flights.

The statement quoted the company's managing director/chief executive Captain Sa'idu Muhammad as reiterating the company's resolve not to leave a single passenger bag behind after the exercise.

The managing director, who visited the pilgrims' baggage weighing centre in Makkah, witnessed the departure of the last truck that left for Jeddah airport with the final set of pilgrims' luggage.

The return airlift by the company began on November 1 with 520 Kano pilgrims. The pilgrims during the outbound journey were the first to arrive at the Holy land and in line with government's first in-first out policy.

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