Kano — Out of the 40,527 pilgrims allocated to Max Air Ltd for this year's hajj, a total of 22,500 have so far been airlifted to Saudi Arabia, the spokesperson of the airline Alhaji Ibrahim Dahiru has said.
Speaking to our correspondent yesterday in Kano, he said by October 7, 2013 deadline, the entire allocation would have been airlifted. Daily Trust reports that the airline commenced the airlift of pilgrims on 15th of this month with pilgrims from Katsina, Sokoto and Borno states.
"We completed the airlift of all our 3,096 pilgrims in Lagos last week, we have airlifted 4,152 of our pilgrims in Katsina state. We are going to airlift the remaining 290 pilgrims from Katsina," he said.