Max Airline will on Thursday begin the transportation of intending pilgrims from 13 states for the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
The company’s media consultant, Ibrahim Dahiru, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said that the inaugural flight would be on Thursday from the Maiduguri International Airport.
Dahiru said that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria had allocated a total of 16,000 pilgrims from the 13 states to be transported by the company for the pilgrimage.
The states are, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Katsina, Kogi, Niger, Benue, Jigawa, Plateau, Borno, Nasarawa, Kwara and Taraba.
Dahiru said that the company would use two Boeing 747 – 400 for the 2022 Hajj exercise.
Max Air has been involved in the transportation of pilgrims from Nigeria and some African countries to Saudi Arabia since 2007.