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Nigeria is a republic in western Africa, bordered by Cameroon to the east, Chad to the northeast, Niger to the north, Benin to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Until 1991, the capital was the largest city, Lagos, on the south-western coast. At that time, the new city of Abuja, in the country's interior, became capital
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update15Dec14Elders Colonial AirwaysStatus changed to 'Inactive' and dates changed to 1935 - 1940
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 ADC Airlines (Aviation Development Company)

1984^ - 2007Inactive  

 Aero Contractors (Nigeria)

1959 - dateActive  

 Africa One Nigeria

(2003)Began?  

 African Chartered Services

2005* - 2005*Status?  

 African Trans Air

1990sInactive  

 Afrijet Airlines

1999 - 2009Inactive  

 Afrimex Aviation

1994* - 2003*Inactive  

 Afriwest Airlines

(2004)Began?  

 Agro-Development & Aerial Services

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Air Atlantic Cargo

1996* - 2000*Status?  

 Air Dan

**** - ****Status?  

 Air Jupiter

(2014)Began?  

 Air Kariv

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Air Midwest

(2010)Began?  

 Air Nigeria

(1993)Began?  

 Air Nigeria

(2003)Began?  

 Air Nigeria

2010 - 2012InactiveAir Nigeria 

 Air Peace

2013 - dateActive  

 Air Taraba

2012 - dateActive  

 Air Technic Nigeria

*** - ****Status?  

 Air Trans Air

**** - ****Status?  

 Air Vanni

1978* - 1978*Status?>Intercontinental Airlines 

 Airstream Aviation

2013 - dateActive  

 Albarka Air Services

2000 - 2007Inactive  

 Al-Dawood Air

2002^ - 2006*Status?  

 Alheri Airlines

1987 - 1987Inactive  

 Ali Airlines

1997* - 1997*Status?  

 All States Travel

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Allied Air Cargo

1998 - dateActive  

 Allied Cargo Express

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Amako Airlines

2002* - 2004Inactive  

 Ambjek Aviation Services (Lamonde Air)

2002* - dateActive  

 Amed Air (AmedAir)

1996* - 1996*Inactive  

 Apex Air

(2010)Began?  

 Arab Wings Nigeria

1981 - 1981Inactive  

 Arax Airlines

1977* - 1988Status?>SkyAir Cargo 

 Arik Air

2006 - dateActive  

 Asel Air Services

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Associated Aviation (Associated Air Cargo)

1996^ - 2013Inactive  

 Axiom Air

2009 - 2013*Inactive ceased operations

 Azikel Air

2013 - dateActive  

 Azman Air

2014 - dateActive  

 Bako Air

2004* - 2006Inactive  

 Bakoji Airlines Services

1999* - 2000*Inactive  

 Barnax Air

1991* - 1998Inactive  

 Bellview Airlines

1992 - 2009Inactive+>FirstNation Airwaystree changed FirstNation founded by the staff of Bellview Airlines

 Bristow Helicopters

2002* - 2003*Status?  

 Capital Airlines

2003 - 2010Inactive  

 Caverton Helicopters

2009* - dateActive  

 Central Airlines

**** - ****Status?  

 Chanchangi Airlines

1997 - 2013Inactive  

 Chrome Air Services

1990^ - 2007Inactive  

 City Link Airlines

1993 - 2002*Status?  

 Comet Air

(2000)Began?  

 Concord Airlines

1990sInactive  

 Dala Air Services

2000* - 2001Inactive  

 Dalorima Airlines

(****)Unconfirmed  

 DANA (Dornier Aviation Nigeria) (Yuletide)

1979 - dateActive  

 Dana Air

2008 - dateActive  

 Dan-Musa Transport Services

2000* - 2000*Inactive  

 Das Air

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Dasab Airways

2002* - 2007Inactive  

 Delta Air Charter

1969* - 1969*Status?  

 Deribe Aviation Services

(****)Unconfirmed  

 DiscoveryAir

2014 - 2015Inactive suspended operations after the NCAA revoked its AOC on 13Jan15

 Dominion Air

(2013)Began?  

 Dominion Air

2012 - dateActive  

 Dove Airlines

(****)Unconfirmed  

 EAN Aviation EAN Aviation

(2014)Began?  

 Earth Airlines

2002 - 2006*Status?  

 EAS (Executive Aviation Services)

2007* - 2009*Inactive  

 EAS Airlines

1993 - 2006Renamed>Nicon Airways 

 EAS Cargo Airlines

1983^ - 1993Renamed>Nicon Airways 

 Easy Link

2002* - 2006Inactive  

 Eco Air

2004* - 2004*Status?  

 Elders Colonial Airways

1935 - 1940Inactive  

 El-Shaddai Transport

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Emirate Touch Aviation Services

2012* - dateActiveEmirate Touch Aviation 

 Emma-Nik Aviation Services

(****)Inactive  

 Empire Aviation Services

1999* - dateActive  

 Evergreen Aviation Nigeria

(****)Unconfirmed  

 ExecuJet Nigeria

(2014)Began?  

 Executair

**** - ****Status?  

 Executive Airline Service

1993 - 2004*Status?  

 Falcon Airlines

**** - ****Inactive  

 Farproden Air Lines

(1991)Began?  

 Fassey Aviation

1996* - 1997*Inactive  

 Fastjet Nigeria

(2014)Began?  

 Fayban Express Cargo

1996* - 1996*Inactive  

 Fegan Aviation

1995* - 1996*Status?  

 Fezel Air

1993* - 1995Inactive  

 FirstNation Airways

2011 - dateActiveFirstNation Airwaystree added because airline founded by the staff of Bellview Airlines

 Flash Airlines

1985* - 1996Inactive  

 Fleet Air Nigeria

2005* - 2006Renamed>Nicon Airways 

 Foremost Aviation

1992 - 1994Inactive  

 Freedom Air

(2010)Began?  

 Freedom Air Services

2001 - 2007Inactive  

 Fresh Air

2001* - 2007Inactive  

 Fresh Air Cargo

2001* - 2007Inactive  

 Friendship Airlines

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Galaxy Airways

1988* - 1988*Status?  

 GAS Air

1973^ - 2000Inactive  

 GAS Air Cargo

1979 - 1983*Status?  

 Geminair

1974* - 1975*Status?  

 Global Air Link

**** - ****Status?  

 Global Airlines

1994* - 1994*Status?  

 Gold Airlines

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Green Wing

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Greendale Aviation

**** - ****Inactive  

 Greenland Air Services

(2000*)Unconfirmed  

 Gulumba Air Services

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Gyro Air

2012* - dateActive  

 Habib Aero

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Hak Air

(2014)Began?  

 Hamzair

1983 - 1983Inactive  

 Harco Air Services

1992 - 1994Renamed>Harca Air Services 

 Harka Air Services (Harco Air Services)

1994 - 2001*Inactive  

 Havillah Air Services

**** - ****Status?  

 Hold-Trade Air Services

1991 - 2000Inactive  

 Horizon Airlines

(****)Unconfirmed  

 IAT Cargo

1997* - 1998*Inactive  

 Ibom Airlines

(2013)Began?  

 Imo Air

(2012)Began?  

 Impala Air

1990sStatus?  

 Intercontinental Airlines

1983* - 1990InactiveIntercontinental Airlines 

 Interdiscount Travels

(****)Unconfirmed  

 International Air Tours

1996* - 1996*Inactive  

 International Air Tours

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Interstate Airlines

1990sInactive  

 IRS Airlines

2002 - 2013Inactive  

 Isiaku Rabiu & Sons Air Services

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Isiaku Rabiu Air Services Isiaku Rabiu Air Services

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Izy Air

2011* - dateActive  

 Jambo Air

1980sStatus?  

 Jambo Airlines

1987* - 1987*Inactive  

 Jason Air Cargo Services

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Javs Airlines

(****)Unconfirmed  

 JEDAir

2013 - dateActiveJEDAir 

 Jet Taxi Transport

2011* - dateActive  

 Kabo Air

1981 - 2013Inactive  

 Kabu Air Cargo

1992* - 1992*Status?  

 Kati Air (Kano Transport International)

1983* - 1997Inactive  

 Kenuz Airlines

1990sStatus?  

 King Airlines

2007* - dateActive  

 Koda Air

2001* - 2001*Status?  

 Kolkol Airlines

1994* - 2000*Inactive  

 Lampex Airlines

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Landford Airlines

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Maga Transport Services

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Maina Air

1994 - 1999Inactive  

 Mambay Aviation

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Mangal Airlines

2006 - 2008Renamed>MaxAir 

 Manyatta Engineering Services

(2014)Began?  

 MAS Airlines (Morgan Air Services)

1996* - 1996*Inactive  

 MaxAir

2008 - dateActiveMaxAir 

 Mebazo Package Tours

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Med-View Airline

2007 - dateActive  

 Merchant Express Aviation Services

1994 - 1999Inactive  

 Meridian Airlines

2004* - dateActive  

 Millenium Air

2003 - 2006*Renamed>Emirate Touch Aviation 

 Morgan International

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Nas Air Nigeria

(****)Unconfirmed  

 National One

2013 - 2013Renamed  

 New Africa Airlines

(2006)Began?  

 Nexus Aviation

**** - ****Inactive  

 NICON Airways

2006 - 2009*InactiveNicon Airways 

 Nigeria Air Services

1946 - 1947Inactive  

 Nigeria Airlines.com

(2004)Began?  

 Nigeria Airways

1958 - 2003Inactive  

 NigeriaGlobal

(2004)Began?  

 Nigerian Eagle

(2014)Began?Nigerian Eagle 

 Nigerian Eagle Airlines

2009 - 2010Renamed>Air Nigeria 

 Nigerian Trade Wings

1978* - 1979*Status?  

 North-East Airlines

1995* - 1995*Status?  

 Northern Air Charter

1981* - 1981Status?  

 Northern Air Service

1982* - 1982*Inactive  

 Northwest Air Services

**** - ****Status?  

 Nyemoni Airways

(1991)Began?  

 Odengene Air Shuttle (OAS Helicopters)

2007* - dateActive  

 Okada Air

1983 - 2003*Inactive  

 Omar Air

**** - ****Inactive  

 Omni Air

2004^ - dateActive  

 Onedot Aviation

2003^ - 2008*Inactive  

 Oriental Airlines

1990 - 2003Inactive  

 Overland Airways

2003 - dateActive  

 Overnight Cargo Nigeria

**** - ****Status?  

 Pan African Airlines

1961 - dateActive  

 Pan Nnannah Airways

(2000*)Unconfirmed  

 PMAS Regional Airlines

**** - ****Status?  

 Premier Airlines

(2005)Began?  

 Premium Air Shuttle (PAS)

1999* - 2006*Inactive  

 Prime Air Services

2000^ - dateActive  

 Private Airlines

(2010)Began?  

 Rahamaniyya Airlines

(2014)Began?  

 Red 1 Xpress

(2010)Began?  

 Regina Air

(2013)Began?  

 Re-Routine Air

2012 - dateActive  

 RiteTime

**** - ****Inactive  

 RN Air Cargo

**** - ****Status?  

 Routair Aviation

1994* - 1998Inactive  

 Royal Airlines

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Royal Phonix Air

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Royal Star Airlines

1995* - 1995*Status?  

 Sallbas Airlines

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Savannah Airlines

2001* - 2003*Status?  

 Savva Airlines

(1989*)Began?  

 Selcon International

1993* - 1993*Inactive  

 Shaft Air Services

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Sky Executive Airlines

**** - ****Inactive  

 SkyBird Air

2011* - dateActive  

 Skybridge Airline

(2008)Began?  

 Skyjet Aviation (Barbedos Aviation Services)

2012* - dateActive  

 Skylimit Jet and Charter Services

2010* - 2010*Status?  

 Skyline

1999 - 2008*Status?  

 Skypower Express Airways (Express Airways Nigeria)

1985 - 2007Inactive  

 Slok Airlines

2004 - 2004Renamed>Slok Air International 

 SMA Airlines

1999* - 2000*Inactive  

 Sobreiro Air

(1991)Began?  

 Sosoliso Airlines

2000 - 2007Inactive  

 Space World International Airlines

2004* - 2007Inactive  

 Sparrows Air

(2000)Unconfirmed  NCAA withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

 Stallion Air

(****)Unconfirmed  

 TaK Aviation

2010 - 2012*Status?  

 TAS (Thames Air Services & Charter)

1993* - 1994Inactive  

 TAT Nigeria

2008* - 2009*Inactive  

 Top Brass Aviation

2011* - dateActive  

 Toucan Aviation

(2014)Began?  

 Tradecraft Air

2010* - dateActive  

 Trans African Airlines

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Trans Sahara Air

2001 - 2006*Status?  

 Trans Sahel Airlines

1985^ - 1995Inactive  

 Trans Sky Airlines

(2006)Began?  

 Trans-Air Services

1990sStatus?  

 Triax Airlines

(2013*)Began?  

 Triax Airlines (Triax Air Services)

1992 - 2000Inactive  

 United Air Express

Early 1990sInactive  

 United Air Services (UAS Cargo)

1980sInactive  

 Venture Africa Airlines

(1995*)Began?  

 Virgin Nigeria

2005 - 2009Renamed>Air Nigeria 

 WAAC (West African Airways Corporation)

1946^ - 1976*Renamed>Unknown 

 West African Venturers

1975 - 1975Inactive  

 West Coast Airlines

(2010)Began?  

 West Link Airlines

(2014)Began?  

 Western Airlines

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Wings Aviation

2004* - 2012Renamed>JEDAir 

 Yakamata Air Services

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Yvic Air

1992* - 1997Inactive  

 Zenith Air

1992 - 1994*Inactive  

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