MaxAir is in the process of phasing out its fleet of four B747-300s airline Public Relations Manager, Alhaji Ibrahim Dahiru, has disclosed.

MaxAir is a Nigerian charter airline based at Aminu Kano International Airport. It is a subsidiary of AFDIN Group of Companies with Dahiru Barau Mangal as chairman and CEO. Photo Credit: Planespotters.net

Speaking to The Nation newspaper, Dahiru said the carrier would replace the quadjets with relatively newer B747-400s.

Specializing in Hajj passenger charter flights, MaxAir currently owns one B747-400 – 5N-HMB (msn 25067) – while two ex-Korean Air (KE, Seoul Incheon) B747-400s are due shortly. Thus far 5N-HMM (msn 26409) has already been delivered with msn 26403 due in the coming weeks.

MaxAir also operates an ERJ Legacy 600 (E135) business jet.