Here is the list of 16 airlines in Nigeria right now.
In West Africa, Nigeria is one of those countries that can boast of airlines that fly both National and international routes.
In this article I will give you the list of Nigerian airlines that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have issued Air Operation Certificates to, accompanied by their details which will be of utmost interest and importance to you.
This list will familiarize you with all approved airline operators in Nigeria and help you with a plethora of alternatives just in case your favorite airline may not be making you happy.
Airlines in Nigeria 2020
- Medview Airline
- Aero Contractors
- Arik Air
- Allied Airlines
- Associated Aviation
- Air Peace
- Overland Airways
- Dana Air
- Dornier Aviation
- First Nation Airline
- Max Air
- IRS Airlines
- Kabo Travels
- Pan African Airlines
- ChanChagi Airlines
1.) Medview Airline
Medview airline commenced activities in Nigeria, in 2007, through traveler transportation by air from Ilorin, Sokoto, Lagos, Yola, and Maiduguri to Saudi Arabia and vice versa.
They fly to Maiduguri, Abuja, London Gatwick, Accra Kotoka, Yola, and Port Harcourt.
Address: Their central command is situated at Murtala Muhammed International Airport; they are mostly engaged with domestic flights.
- Site: www.medviewairline.com
- Contact: 01-4540928, 07082543952
2.) Aero Contractors
Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria has the trademark “THE RELIABLE WAY TO FLY”, is one of the well-known local airlines operating in Nigeria.
Aero aviation has an armada size of 7 and more than 10 destinations.
Address: Based at Room 2058, second Floor, Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos state.
- Site: www.acn.aero.
- Contact: +234 1 6284140
3.) Arik Air
Arik air began tasks in 2006 in spite of the fact that it was established in 2002.
It offers b domestic flights in Nigeria, regional flights to West African destinations and International Flights.
Address: Their headquarter is situated at Arik Air Aviation Center, Murtala Muhammad International Airport Domestic Wing, Ikeja, Lagos state.
- Site: www.arikair.com
- Contact: 01 279 9999
4.) Allied Airlines
This is one of the local airlines operating in Nigeria that doesn’t simply offer the normal (traveler transportation) services related with the world airlines.
It is an airline which also offer cargo services.
Established in 1998, and travels to destinations that include Accra, Freetown, Monrovia, Entebbe, and Malabo.
Address: Their head office is situated at Nahco Cargo Building, second Floor, Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos state.
- Site: www.alliedairng.com
- Contact: Port Harcourt: +234 (0) 708 1626063
- Abuja: +234 (0) 803 7268535
5.) Associated Aviation
This airline established in 1996 offers both cargo and traveler services. It is situated at 56 MKO Abiola Crescent, Off Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos state.
It stated that a group of investors purchased the organization (July 2008) and propelled a significant route development, including the acquisition of new aircraft from Embraer.
Reports came in 2009 that the local airline had begun offering domestic flights in Nigeria to Ibadan, Abuja, Benin, Calabar, Jeddah, Maikurdi, and Lagos.
6.) Air Peace
This is one of the top airlines that are operating in Nigeria despite being young. Air peace was established in the year 2013. It has more than 10 destinations.
This exclusive Nigerian airline offers domestic flights from Lagos to Kaduna, Abuja, Owerri, Enugu, Sokoto, Port Harcourt, Calabar, Benin city, and Uyo.
Address: Its home office is situated at 25, Sobo Arobiodu Street, GRA Ikeja, Lagos state.
- Site: www.flyairpeace.com
- Contact: +2349087263355
7.) Overland Airways
A standout amongst other airlines in the country is Overland Airways, Founded in 2002, they are situated in Ikeja, Lagos state with their fundamental base at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
With a vision to be an effective Airline with worldwide acclaim through a solid Base activity enhanced with organizations and collusions, Overland airways have remained consistent with their vision.
Overland Airways was granted the Leading Air Commuter Services Operator in Nigeria by the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) in May 2012.
- Site: www.overlandairways.com
- Contact: +234(0)803 535 5005/6, 01 4607477-9
Azman was established in the year 2010 by Mallam Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina.
Azman began offering Local flights in Nigeria in 2014. It has an armada size of 5 and has more than 8 destinations.
Their local flight administrations incorporate the accompanying routes: Lagos to Abuja, Lagos to Kebbi, Lagos to Maiduguri, Lagos to G Port Harcourt, Lagos to Kaduna, Lagos to Kano, Abuja to Kano, Abuja to Yola, Abuja to Lagos, Abuja to Kebbi, Abuja to Gombe, Kano to Kebbi, Kano to Abuja and Kano to Lagos.
The airline has a trademark that says “FLY SAFE, FLY AZMAN”
Address: It has its main base situated at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport.
- Site: www.airazman.com
- Contact: 09099800600 OR 09029800600
9.) Dana Air
Dana Airlines Limited, Murtala Muhammad Airport Terminal 2, has its headquarter situated at 51, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos state.
It was established in the year 2008. Dana is one of the airlines that are operating in Nigeria which has had a lot of episodes that has led to its permit being suspended and reestablished (September 2012).
It has made news when one of its planes collided with a two-story working at Ishaga (June 2012) and other heartbreaking occasions (0ctober 2013).
It had been strong through everything and continued operations, once more (January 2014).
It has an armada size of 6, and not just offers domestic flights in Nigeria with destinations including Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Owerri, Port Harcourt, and Uyo, it offers an international flight to Accra.
Dana professes to be “THE SMARTEST WAY TO FLY” airline for flights in Nigeria.
- Address: Murtala Muhammad Airport 2 , Dana Airlines limited Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria.
- Site: www.flydanaair.com
- Contact: 07003593262
10.) Dornier Aviation
Dornier Aviation is one of the airlines in the country that is 40% Nigerian owned and 60% foreign possessed, offers domestic flights on charter.
It was established in 1979 in Kaduna, and it’s headquarter is situated at General Aviation Service Center, Old Kaduna Airport, Kawo, Kaduna state.
With an armada size of 4, they don’t offer booked administrations (they don’t have fixed destinations).
Address: General Aviation Service Center, Old Kaduna Airport, Kawo, P.O. Box 5662, Kaduna
- Site: www.dananig.aero.com
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11.) First Nation Airline
First nation airline, is one of the airlines we have in the country, was established by Mr Kayode Odukoya, ex CEO of Bellview airline (used to be one of the airlines in Naija), in 2011.
It has been stated that 90% of this airline is owned by Bola Ahmed Tinubu. It has an armada size of 1 and offers flight to Lagos from Abuja and the other way around.
- Site: http://www.flyfirstnation.com/
12.) Max Air
Another airline in Nigeria is Max Air Limited. Set up in 2003, March 17 to exact, with an underlying capital of two billion shares.
Max air Nigeria has contributed more than 10 billion Naira for aviation advancement in Nigeria.
They give Lagos non-stop flights (Lagos to Port Harcourt, Lagos to Kano, Lagos to Abuja, and Lagos to Yola)
- Address: 16, Ashton Road, Kano, Kano state, Nigeria
- Site: https://www.maxair.com.ng/
- Contact:Client care Kano: +234 (0) 9090092200,+234 (0) 9090092237
- Client care Lagos: +234 (0) 9090092220
- Client care Abuja: +234 (0) 9090092221
13.) IRS Airlines
IRS airline was established in 2002. It has an armada size of 4 and offers flights in Nigeria to Abuja, Kaduna, Kano, Maiduguri, and Yola. Its primary base is Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
The headquarter is situated at first Floor, IGI House No, 3, Gwanni Street, Off IBB Way, Wuse IV, FCT Abuja. They offer flight services to these destinations: Abuja, Gombe, Kaduna, Lagos and Port Harcourt.
Its operational base is situated at level 1, Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Terminal 2, Ikeja, Lagos state. The airline has the trademark “NOW YOU CAN GO PLACES”,
- Site: www.flyirsairlines.com
14.) Kabo Travels
Kabo travel was established in 1980, began its aviation venture in 1981. As at 2009, it offered flight to Abuja from Kano, international flights to Cairo, Dubai, and Jeddah were not barred.
Report (March 2017) states that it doesn’t work booked services rather is significantly associated with contract tasks (particularly charter flights).
It has an armada size of 3, and its headquarter is situated at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano state.
15.) Pan African Airlines
Pan African airline belongs to Bristow group. It is situated in Nigeria, and significantly offer helicopter, and fixed wing services to oil ventures.
- Address: Their office is situated at Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Old Domestic, Ikeja, Lagos state.
16.) ChanChagi Airlines
It was established in the year 1994, by the late Alhaji Chanchangi. The airline didn’t begin tasks until 1997, when it offered domestic flights from Lagos, Kaduna, Owerri, Abuja, and Port Harcourt.
- Address: Chanchangi airlines headquarter is situated at Plot A5/6 Kachia Road, Kaduna South, Kaduna state.
- Lamentably, it has been accounted for to have not continued tasks since 2013.
With this comprehensive list I am certain you are conversant with the airline operators in Nigeria. You can go to their respective websites to garner more information about these airlines.