MaxAir (Nigeria) (VM, Katsina) has commenced scheduled passenger services as of Thursday, July 12. An airline statement said it would offer multiple daily flights from its Kano base to each of Abuja and Lagos using its fleet of three ex-Southwest Airlines B737-300s.

Airline Vice Chairman/CEO, Alhaji Bashir Mangal, said MaxAir would role out service to other cities across Nigeria, such as Sokoto, Yola, Port Harcourt Omagwa, and Maiduguri in the near future.

Aside from these scheduled flights, MaxAir also operated Hajj charter flights from Kano to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, last month using one of its three B747-400s.

According to Mangal, MaxAir is also looking at using the B747s to open up regular longhaul flights to China, the United Kingdom, and the United States.