From Suleiman Idris, Lagos
Nigeria leading carrier Medview Airline yesterday debunked reports making the rounds on online media which indicates that the airline’s operations are in jeopardy saying such reports were fraught with falsehood.
A statement by the Chief Operating Officer, Michael Ajigbotosho clarified that the airline’s four aircraft in its fleet are wholly owned by Medview Airline Plc, and not leased as being reported.
In setting the records straight, the aircraft being referred to were acquired at various time from Aercap, and not from Thai Airways, the statement said
He said there was a lot of misinformation about the airline indebtedness to vendors, affirming that anyone who wants to know the truth should reach out to the concerned agencies including FAAN amongst others.
The statement said in an ongoing business, it is normal to have agreements with service providers to give line of credit, which is a standard industry practice.
“The suspension of operations into some of our international routes has to do with our two aircraft- B767-300ER for cabin reconfiguration and B737-500 undergoing maintenance. They have nothing to do with threats or any debt burden.”
The statement said as soon as the aircraft return to service, the airline will restore operations to those routes.
“We frown at “Copy and Paste Journalism” and we encourage those who want to reflect the truth to balance their reports by reaching out to us as well as appropriate agencies, Ajigbotosho noted.