By Maryam Garba Hassan
Kabo Air, one of the designated airline carriers of Nigeria’s pilgrims to the holy land for this year’s Hajj exercise , has said it has concluded the airlift of its 8,326 pilgrims from the Holy Land back to Nigeria.
A statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the airline’s Manager, Corporate Affairs, Malam Aminu Hamza, stated this.
He said the 8,326, pilgrims cut across Adamawa, Kaduna, Kano and Kwara states.
The statement added that the last flight came into the country through Ilorin International Airport, with a total of 500 passengers on board, which comprises of 412 pilgrims and 88 officials.
According to the statement, the Managing Director/Chief Executive, Captain Sa’idu Muhammad, described the operation as yet another successful one in the company’s over three decades of existence.
He added that, apart from the conveyance of pilgrims to and back from the Holy Land together with their luggage, the company has made another history with its 580-seater B747-400 aircraft.
The B747-400, with registration number 5N-MDK, is the aircraft with the highest seating capacity in the country, the statement added.
Captain Sa’idu however, expressed his gratitude to all and sundry that contributed to the success of the exercise.