For those who are searching for the local airlines in Nigeria, here is a list of them and information about their destinations.
Over the years, there has been a closure of some of the local airlines in Nigeria due to financial or security issues. But here is a list of the all functional local airlines that are in operation in Nigeria today.
List of local airlines in Nigeria
1. Arik Air
Arik Air is one of the leading airlines in Nigeria and Africa. The company slogan is 'Wings of Nigeria.' It was established in 2002. In 2006, Arik Air bought the former Nigerian Airway facilities in Lagos. It operates domestic flights that cover Nigeria and other Western African Countries. The airline domestic flight operates majorly from two hubs. One at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos and another at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Their head office is located on the ground of the Murtala International Airport, Ikeja. Arik Air has the largest fleet of aircraft in Nigeria - twenty-three aircrafts. The airline covers a total of twenty-six destinations.
2. Aero Contractors
Aero Contractors or Aero Contractors Company Nigeria Limited is an aviation company. It is popularly known as Aero. The company operates domestic flights to twelve cities in Nigeria. These cities include Abuja, Asaba, Benin City, Calabar, Kaduna, Kano, Enugu, Lagos, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Uyo, and Sokoto. They also operate air charter services, helicopter services for oil and gas industry, and third party aircraft operations. Aero Contractors operates via two branches at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja, Lagos State. One wing for its domestic and international passenger services and another for its helicopter services. Aero contractors cover a total of thirteen destinations. They operate a fleet size of seven aircraft.
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3. Association Aviation
Association Aviation operates a domestic flight airline from one hub at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Ikeja, Lagos State. It operates flights route between, to and from the following destination: Lagos. Abuja, Benin, Ibadan, Calabar, Makurdi, and Jeddah. They also provide cargo services. The airline has a fleet size of three aircraft.
4. Dana Air
Dana Air is one of the most popular and also leading regional airlines in Nigeria. Their base of operation is at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja, Lagos State. Dana airlines operate flights routes to and from six destinations within Nigeria and one between Nigeria and Ghana. Destinations in Nigeria includes Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Owerri, Uyo and Port Harcourt. They have a fleet of six aircrafts.
5. Air Peace
Air Peace is a privately owned Nigerian airline. It also has its base of operation at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja, Lagos State. Air Peace provides domestic passenger flights to eight cities in Nigeria. They include Abuja, Benin City, Calabar, Enugu, Lagos, Owerri, Port Harcourt and Uyo. It also operates a regional flight between Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja, Lagos State and Kotoka International Airport Accra, Ghana. They operate a fleet of ten aircrafts.
6. IRS Airlines
IRS Airlines is a domestic passenger flight service provider based in Abuja. It was established in 2002. IRS Airlines operates majorly from two hubs, Murtala Muhammed International Airport and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Its flight destinations include Abuja, Lagos, Kaduna, Yola, Maiduguri, and Kano. They operate a fleet of four airplanes.
7. Med-View Airline
Med-View is a Lagos-based Nigerian airline. It started as a charter airline for Hajj passengers. It expanded its services to providing domestic passenger flights in 2012. Currently, they provide passenger and domestic flights to nine cities in Nigeria and also to five other countries including the United Kingdom. Med-View Airline provides domestic flights to Lagos, Abuja, Enugu, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Kano, Owerri, Port Harcourt, and Yola. Other flights destinations outside Nigeria include Accra, Jeddah, Monrovia, and Freetown. They operate a fleet of seven aircraft.
8. First Nation Airways
First Nation Airways is a privately owned airline. It was founded in 2011 by the former CEO of Bellview Airline. It closed operations in 2012 and resumed back in 2013. Currently, First Nation Airways provide daily flights between Lagos and Abuja. They operate from one hub at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja, Lagos State. Its fleet consists of two aircraft.
9. Overland Airways
Overland Airways is one of the domestic airlines in Nigeria. The airline operates domestic flights to ten destinations. They include Abuja, Akure, Asaba, Bauchi, Dutse, Ibadan, Ilorin, Jalingo, Lagos, and Minna. The airline operational base is at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja, Lagos State. Overland Airways also have a hub at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The airline has a fleet size of nine aircraft.
10. Azman Air
Azman Air is a local airline based in Kano. They provide domestic passenger flights to eight cities. These cities include Kano, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Maiduguri, Kaduna, Birnin Kebbi, and Yola. The airline's main base of operations is at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano. They operate a fleet size of four aircraft.
There are a few other local airlines that provide charter services in Nigeria. They include:
- Dornier Aviation Nigeria
- Kabo Air
- Max Air
- TAT Nigeria
- Allied Air is a local airline which provides cargo transport.
We wish you safe trip using any of these airlines.
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