Kano - The management of Max Air Limited, one of the four designated airline carriers for this year's Muslim pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, says it has so far transported 30 000 pilgrims back to Nigeria.
This is contained in a statement signed by its Public Relations Manager, Ibrahim Dahiru on Sunday in Kano.
According to the statement, the pilgrims were transported back home via 57 flights.
"As at today November 3, a total of 30 000 out of 40 300 pilgrims allocated to the airline have so far been returned home after the Hajj’’, it said.
It explained that the airline had completed the airlift of returning pilgrims from Lagos, Kebbi, Katsina, Kogi, Borno and the FCT.
The airline expressed the hope that the transportation of pilgrims from Jigawa would be completed by Monday, November 4, while the last batch of Kano pilgrims would return on Tuesday.
The airline said the transportation of returning pilgrims from Gombe State would commence on Monday, November 4 and end on Wednesday, November 6, while that of Yobe, Adamawa and Taraba will be completed on Friday, November 8.
"Plateau pilgrims will also be airlifted back home between Saturday and Sunday.
"Our last two flights for the Hajj operation is expected to be completed after one flight each for Benue and Rivers on November 10’’, the statement added.