Alhaji Bashir Barau Mangal, vice chairman and CEO of Max Air, has passed away.
After a brief illness, Bashir passed away early morning in Abuja. He was the younger brother of Alhaji Dahiru Bara’u Mangal, a successful businessman and Chairman of Max Air.
The deceased was hailed as a skilled manager, superb investor, consummate investor, and a complete gentleman whose words were his bonds. He was also praised for his management of both human and material resources.
At the time Max Air was founded, Bashir Mangal worked arduously with his brother to realize their dream of running an airline, which has done incredibly well over the years.
The airline was founded in 2006 under the name Mangal Airlines and changed its name to Max Air in 2008. It launched its initial commercial flight out of Kano to King Abdulaziz International Airport.
Two Boeing 747-400 aircraft were used at the start of the airline’s operations for its Umrah and Hajj operation services.
One of the top airlines in Nigeria, Max Air offers flights on a domestic, regional, and worldwide network.
From the airline’s primary hub, Max Air launched domestic operations in June 2018 to three locations, including Abuja and Lagos (Kano). As part of its development strategy, Max Air announced two additional routes for its domestic operations on November 1st, including Port Harcourt and Yola.