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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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April 21, 2017

Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) is still operating [status change]

April 16, 2017

Kabo Air appears to have suspended operations in 2017 due to tax problems but hopes to restart [status change]

April 11, 2017

jetWest Airways is a proposed lo-cost carrier based at Lagos Murtala Muhammad (LOS)  [added]

Airline

Status

Operating Dates

ADC Airlines (Aviation Development Company)   

Inactive 1991 - 2007

^ Comments : ADC Airlines was formed in 1984 but operations did not start until Jan1991. Ceased operations on 30Apri2007

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Aero (AeroContractors)   

Active 2002 - date

^ Comments : Aero (AeroContractors) was founded in 1958 & operations started on 30Jun1959 as Aero Contractors of Nigeria. Scheduled services, air taxi and charter services largely in support of Nigeria's oil industry out of Port Harcourt Airport, Ceased operations on 01Sep2016 but resumed commercial operations as of 22Dec2016, airline Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Captain Fola Akinkuotu announced

^ Genealogy : Aero (AeroContractors) >Aero (AeroContractors)

Aero Contractors of Nigeria   

Renamed 1959 - 2002

^ Comments : Aero (AeroContractors) was founded in 1958 & operations started on 30Jun1959 as Aero Contractors of Nigeria. Scheduled services, air taxi and charter services largely in support of Nigeria's oil industry out of Port Harcourt Airport, Ceased operations on 01Sep2016 but resumed commercial operations as of 22Dec2016, airline Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Captain Fola Akinkuotu announced

^ Genealogy : Aero (AeroContractors) >Aero (AeroContractors)

African Chartered Services   

Unsure 2005* - 2005*

^ Comments :  

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African Trans Air   

Inactive 1990s

^ Comments :  

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Afrijet Airlines  updated

Inactive 1999 - 2009

^ Comments : Afrijet Airlines was established and started regional cargo operations in 1999. Its main base is Murtala Mohammed International Airport .Regional services cargo services. It ceased operations in 2009 & its license revoked in early 2010

^ Genealogy :  

Afrimex Aviation   

Inactive 1994* - 2003*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Afriwest Airlines   

Not started (2004)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Agro-Development & Aerial Services   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Atlantic Cargo   

Unsure 1996* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Dan   

Unsure **** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Jupiter   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Kariv   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Midwest   

Not started (2002)

^ Comments : Air Midwest was formed in 2002 by two former employees of Kabo Air. It gained an operating license in 2003. A test flight from Lagos to Owerri was operated but airline was dissolved in 2010

^ Genealogy :  

Air Nigeria   

Not started (1993)

^ Comments :  

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Air Nigeria   

Not started (2003)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Nigeria   

Inactive 2010 - 2012

^ Comments : Air Nigeria commenced operations on 28Jun2005 as Virgin Nigeria. Was renamed to Nigerian Eagle Airlines on 17Sep2009 & to Air Nigeria on 02Jun2010, Ceased operations on 10Sep2012

^ Genealogy : Virgin Nigeria >Nigerian Eagle Airlines >Air Nigeria

Air Peace   

Active 2013 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Taraba   

Active 2012 - date

^ Comments : Air Taraba was established by the governor of Taraba State, Danfulani Suntai, as a state-funded carrier. Operations started 15Jul2012

^ Genealogy :  

Air Technic Nigeria   

Unsure *** - ****

^ Comments :  

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Air Trans Air   

Unsure **** - ****

^ Comments :  

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Air Vanni   

Renamed 1978* - 1978

^ Comments : Intercontinental Airlines was fromed as Air Vanni

^ Genealogy : Air Vanni >Intercontinental Airlines

Airstream Aviation   

Active 2013 - date

^ Comments :  

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Albarka Air Services   

Inactive 2000 - 2007

^ Comments : Albarka Air Services was established in 1999 and started operations in Mar2000. Ceased operations on 30Apr2007 after Government intervention. Charter service within Nigeria and to other countries in Central and West Africa

^ Genealogy :  

Al-Dawood Air   

Unsure 2002* - 2006*

^ Comments : Al-Dawood Air was founded in 2002

^ Genealogy :  

Alheri Airlines   

Inactive 1987 - 1987

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ali Airlines   

Unsure 1997* - 1997*

^ Comments :  

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All States Travel   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Comments :  

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Allied Air Cargo   

Active 1998 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Allied Cargo Express   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Amako Airlines   

Inactive 2002* - 2004

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ambjek Aviation Services (Lamonde Air)   

Active 2002* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Amed Air (AmedAir)   

Inactive 1995 - 1996*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Apex Air   

Not started (2010)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Arab Wings Nigeria   

Inactive 1981 - 1981

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Arax Airlines   

Unsure 1977* - 1988

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Arax Airlines >SkyAir Cargo >Transway Air International >SkyAir Cargo

Arik Air   

Active 2006 - date

^ Comments : Arik Air was founded in Apr2006 by Nigerian entrepeneur Sir Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide & started operations on 30Oct2006. Took over many of the assets of the now-defunct Nigeria Airways. Domestic and international scheduled services

^ Genealogy :  

Asel Air Services   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Associated Aviation (Associated Air Cargo)   

Active 1996* - date

^ Comments : Associated Aviation was founded in 1996 offering passenger and cargo services

^ Genealogy :  

Axiom Air   

Inactive 2010 - 2013*

^ Comments : Axiom Air operations started on 30Jun2010

^ Genealogy :  

Azikel Air   

Active 2013 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Azman Air   

Active 2014 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Bako Air   

Inactive 2004* - 2006

^ Comments :  

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Bakoji Airlines Services   

Inactive 1999* - 2000

^ Comments :  

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Barnax Air   

Inactive 1991* - 1998

^ Comments :  

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Bellview Airlines   

Inactive 1992 - 2009

^ Comments : Bellview Airlines was founded in 1992

^ Genealogy : Bellview Airlines +>FirstNation Airways

Bristow Helicopters   

Active 2002* - date

^ Comments : Bristow Helicopters provides helicopter transportation to the offshore oil and gas industry, search and rescue (SAR) services, helicopter maintenance, modification or repair, helicopter pilot training. Based at Lagos Murtala Muhammad (LOS)

^ Genealogy :  

Cally Air   

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : The Nigerian state government of Cross River & Dana Air are to develop a new domestic carrier based at Calabar

^ Genealogy :  

Capital Airlines   

Inactive 2003 - 2010

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Caverton Helicopters   

Active 2009* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Central Airlines   

Unsure **** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Chanchangi Airlines   

Inactive 1997 - 2012

^ Comments : Chanchangi Airlines was established on 05Jan1994 by Alhaji Chanchangi & started operations on 02May1997. Suspended all flights in 2012. Grounded by Nigerian CAA because of lack of aircraft

^ Genealogy :  

Chrome Air Services   

Inactive 1999* - 2007

^ Comments : Chrome Air Services was formed in 1990 & ceased operations on 30Apr2007. Charter service within Nigeria and to other points in West Africa.

^ Genealogy :  

City Link Airlines   

Unsure 1993 - 2002*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Comet Air   

Not started (2000)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Concord Airlines   

Inactive 1990s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Dala Air Services   

Inactive 2000* - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Dalorima Airlines   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

DANA (Dornier Aviation Nigeria) (Yuletide)   

Active 1979 - date

^ Comments : DANA (Dornier Aviation Nigeria) operations started on 30Jun1979

^ Genealogy :  

Dana Air   

Active 2008 - date

^ Comments : Dana Air was established on 08Aug2008 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dana Group. Received its AOC on 05Nov2008 & commenced flight operations on 10Nov2008. Scheduled domestic passenger services

^ Genealogy :  

Dan-Musa Transport Services   

Inactive 2000* - 2000*

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Das Air   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Dasab Airways   

Inactive 2002* - 2007

^ Comments : Dasab Airways ceased operations on 30Apr2007

^ Genealogy :  

Delta Air Charter   

Unsure 1969* - 1969*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Deribe Aviation Services   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

DiscoveryAir   

Active 2014 - date

^ Comments : DiscoveryAir was incorporated on 23Jul2008 & inaugurated flights between Lagos and Abuja using a B.737-300 on 09Jun2014

^ Genealogy :  

Dominion Air   

Not started (2013)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Dominion Air   

Active 2012 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Dove Airlines   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

EAN Aviation   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Earth Airlines   

Unsure 2002 - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

EAS (Executive Aviation Services)   

Inactive 2007* - 2009*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

EAS Airlines   

Renamed 1993 - 2006

^ Comments : EAS Airlines began operations as EAS Cargo Airlines in 1983. Fleet Air Nigeria formally merged with EAS Airlines to form NICON Airways

^ Genealogy : EAS Cargo Airlines >EAS Airlines + Fleet Air Nigeria =>Nicon Airways

EAS Cargo Airlines   

Renamed 1983 - 1993

^ Comments : EAS Airlines began operations as EAS Cargo Airlines in 1983. Fleet Air Nigeria formally merged with EAS Airlines to form NICON Airways

^ Genealogy : EAS Cargo Airlines >EAS Airlines + Fleet Air Nigeria =>Nicon Airways

Easy Link   

Inactive 2002* - 2006

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Eco Air   

Unsure 2004* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Elders Colonial Airways   

Inactive 1935 - 1940

^ Comments : Elders Colonial Airways was formed on 07Nov1935. It commenced flights on 13Oct1937 & ceased operations on 14Jun1940

^ Genealogy :  

El-Shaddai Transport   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Emirate Touch Aviation Services   

Active 2012* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Millennium Air >Emirate Touch Aviation

Emma-Nik Aviation Services   

Inactive (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrewtheir air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Empire Aviation Services   

Active 1999* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Evergreen Aviation Nigeria   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

ExecuJet Nigeria   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Executair   

Unsure **** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Executive Airline Service   

Unsure 1993 - 2004*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Falcon Airlines   

Inactive **** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Farproden Air Lines   

Not started (1991)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Fassey Aviation   

Inactive 1996* - 1997*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fastjet Nigeria   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fayban Express Cargo   

Inactive 1996* - 1996*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fegan Aviation   

Unsure 1995* - 1996*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fezel Air   

Inactive 1993* - 1995

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

FirstNation Airways   

Active 2011 - date

^ Comments : FirstNation Airways was formed by the staff of Bellview Airlines. Suspended operations on 02Sep2016. Restarted on 18Sep2016

^ Genealogy : FirstNation Airways

Flash Airlines   

Inactive 1985* - 1996

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fleet Air Nigeria   

Renamed 2005* - 2006

^ Comments : EAS Airlines began operations as EAS Cargo Airlines in 1983. Fleet Air Nigeria formally merged with EAS Airlines to form NICON Airways

^ Genealogy : EAS Cargo Airlines >EAS Airlines + Fleet Air Nigeria =>Nicon Airways

Foremost Aviation   

Inactive 1992 - 1994

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Freedom Air   

Not started (2010)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Freedom Air Services  updated

Inactive 2001 - 2007

^ Comments : Freedom Air Services was established on 28May1998 by Garba Kabo Shitu. Started operations in Oct2001 & ceased on 30Apr2007

^ Genealogy :  

Fresh Air   

Inactive 2001* - 2007

^ Comments : Fresh Air was founded in 1998. Operations ceased by Government for not re-capitalising on 30Apr2007. Cargo flights within and outside Nigeria

^ Genealogy :  

Fresh Air Cargo   

Inactive 2001* - 2007

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Friendship Airlines   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Galaxy Airways   

Unsure 1988* - 1988*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

GAS Air   

Inactive 1973* - 2000

^ Comments : GAS Air was formed in 1973 to operate scheduled international cargo services

^ Genealogy :  

GAS Air Cargo   

Unsure 1979 - 1983*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Geminair   

Unsure 1974* - 1975*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Global Air Link   

Unsure **** - ****

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Global Airlines   

Unsure 1994* - 1994*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Gold Airlines   

Inactive **** - 2000

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew Gold Airlines'r air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Green Africa Airways   

Not started (2016)

^ Comments : Green Africa Airways, a new airline start-up founded in Lagos, has been granted an air transport license

^ Genealogy :  

Green Wing   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Greendale Aviation   

Inactive **** - ****

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Greenland Air Services   

Not started (2000*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Gulumba Air Services   

Unconfirmed (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Gyro Air   

Active 2012* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Habib Aero   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Hak Air   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments : Hak Air was founded on 26Jan1990 as an aircraft chartering and leasing company associated primarily with the Hajj. Still hoping to start after AOC granted in Jun2014

^ Genealogy :  

Hamzair   

Inactive 1983 - 1983

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Harca Air Services   

Unsure 1994 - 1995*

^ Comments : Harco Air Services was renamed to Harca Air Services

^ Genealogy : Harco Air Services >Harca Air Services

Harco Air Services   

Renamed 1992 - 1994

^ Comments : Harco Air Services was renamed to Harca Air Services

^ Genealogy : Harco Air Services >Harca Air Services

Harka Air Services (Harco Air Services)   

Inactive 1994 - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Harrier Airlines   

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : Harrier Airlines intends to offer scheduled services in late 2017

^ Genealogy :  

Havillah Air Services   

Unsure **** - 1999*

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Hold-Trade Air Services  updated

Inactive 1991 - 2000

^ Comments : Hold-Trade Air Services was founded in 1991. Domestic passenger and cargo charter servoces out of Kaduna. Eventually ceased operating.

^ Genealogy :  

Horizon Airlines   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

IAT Cargo   

Inactive 1997* - 1998*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ibom Airlines   

Not started (2013)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Imo Air   

Active 2017 - date

^ Comments : Imo Air inaugurated scheduled commercial operations in mid Jan2017

^ Genealogy :  

Impala Air   

Unsure 1990s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Intercontinental Airlines   

Inactive 1978 - 1990

^ Comments : Intercontinental Airlines was fromed as Air Vanni

^ Genealogy : Air Vanni >Intercontinental Airlines

Interdiscount Travels   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

International Air Tours   

Inactive 1996* - 1996*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

International Air Tours   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Interstate Airlines   

Inactive 1990s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

IRS Airlines   

Inactive 2002 - 2013

^ Comments : IRS Airlines operations started on 15Mar2002

^ Genealogy :  

Isiaku Rabiu & Sons Air Services   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Izy Air   

Active 2011* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Jambo Air   

Unsure 1980s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Jambo Airlines   

Inactive 1987* - 1987*

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Jason Air Cargo Services   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Javs Airlines   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

JEDAir   

Active 2010 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Wings Aviation >>JEDAir

Jet Taxi Transport   

Active 2011* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

jetWest Airways  added

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : jetWest Airways is a proposed lo-cost carrier based at Lagos Murtala Muhammad (LOS)

^ Genealogy :  

Kabo Air  updated

Restarting 1981 - 2017*

^ Comments : Kabo Air was established in Feb1980 by Dr. Alhaji Muhammadu Adamu Dankabo and started operations on 15Apr1981. Appears to have suspended operations due to tax problems but hopes to restart

^ Genealogy :  

Kabu Air Cargo  updated

Unsure 1992* - 1992*

^ Comments : Kabu Air Cargo landed safely after the 2 starboard engines fell of a B707 in 1992

^ Genealogy :  

Kati Air (Kano Transport International)   

Inactive 1983* - 1997

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Kenuz Airlines   

Unsure 1990s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

King Airlines   

Active 2007* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Koda Air   

Unsure 2001* - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Kolkol Airlines   

Inactive 1994* - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lampex Airlines   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Landford Airlines   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Maga Transport Services   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Maina Air   

Inactive 1994 - 1999

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mambay Aviation   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mangal Airlines   

Renamed 2006 - 2008

^ Comments : MaxAir was formed by Alhaji Mangal as Mangal Airlines and rebranded in 2008

^ Genealogy : Mangal Airlines >MaxAir

Manyatta Engineering Services   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Maple Aviation Logistics  added

Active 2014* - date

^ Comments : Maple Aviation Logistics is private plane charter in Lekki, Lagos that plans to venture into the scheduled domestic passenger services market

^ Genealogy :  

MAS Airlines (Morgan Air Services)   

Inactive 1996* - 1996*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

MaxAir   

Active 2008 - date

^ Comments : MaxAir was formed by Alhaji Mangal as Mangal Airlines and rebranded in 2008

^ Genealogy : Mangal Airlines >MaxAir

Mebazo Package Tours   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Med-View Airline   

Active 2007 - date

^ Comments : Med-View Airline was formed in 2007

^ Genealogy :  

Merchant Express Aviation Services  updated

Inactive 1994 - 1999

^ Comments : Merchant Express Aviation Services was established 11May1990 & operations started on 04Oct1994. Operated a single B707-323C on cargo flights to Europe but eventually ceased operating in 1969

^ Genealogy :  

Meridian Airlines   

Active 2004* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Millenium Air   

Renamed 2003 - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Millennium Air >Emirate Touch Aviation

Morgan International   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Nas Air Nigeria   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

National One   

Renamed 2013 - 2013

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

New Africa Airlines   

Not started (2006)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nexus Aviation   

Inactive 2003* - 2003

^ Comments : Nexus Aviation had its AOC suspended in 2003 by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)

^ Genealogy :  

NICON Airways   

Inactive 2006 - 2009*

^ Comments : EAS Airlines began operations as EAS Cargo Airlines in 1983. Fleet Air Nigeria formally merged with EAS Airlines to form NICON Airways

^ Genealogy : EAS Cargo Airlines >EAS Airlines + Fleet Air Nigeria =>Nicon Airways

Nigeria Air Services   

Inactive 1946 - 1947

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nigeria Airlines.com   

Not started (2004)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nigeria Airways   

Inactive 1961 - 2003

^ Comments : Nigeria Airways, founded on 23Aug1958 (after the dissolution of WAAC), commenced operations as West African Airways Corporation Nigeria on 01Oct1958. Rebranded on 22Jan1971

^ Genealogy : West African Airways Corporation Nigeria >Nigeria Airways

NigeriaGlobal   

Not started (2004)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nigerian Eagle   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nigerian Eagle Airlines   

Renamed 2009 - 2010

^ Comments : Air Nigeria commenced operations on 28Jun2005 as Virgin Nigeria. Was renamed to Nigerian Eagle Airlines on 17Sep2009 & to Air Nigeria on 02Jun2010, Ceased operations on 10Sep2012

^ Genealogy : Virgin Nigeria >Nigerian Eagle Airlines >Air Nigeria

Nigerian Trade Wings   

Unsure 1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

North-East Airlines   

Unsure 1995* - 1995*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northern Air Charter   

Unsure 1981* - 1981

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

^ Genealogy :  

Northern Air Service   

Inactive 1982* - 1982*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northwest Air Services   

Unsure **** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nyemoni Airways   

Not started (1991)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

OAS Helicopters  added

Active 20016 - date

^ Comments : Odengene Air-Shuttle Services Limited is an indigenous aviation company registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on the 04Feb1992 and licensed by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to provide commercial flight services. The helicopter wing of the company (OAS Helicopters) began commercial flight activity in Feb2006. The company’s head office, which serves as its first heliport, is situated at No. 1 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. The company was founded by Captain Evarest Nnaji

^ Genealogy :  

Odengene Air  updated

Active 1992* - date

^ Comments : Odengene Air-Shuttle Services Limited is an indigenous aviation company registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on the 04Feb1992 and licensed by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to provide commercial flight services. The company’s operation covers two areas of flight activities: rotary-wing and fixed-wing. The rotary-wing is operated under OAS Helicopters while the fixed-wing is operated as Odengene Air

^ Genealogy :  

Okada Air   

Inactive 1983 - 2003

^ Comments : Okada Air was founded in 1983 & started operations in Sep1983

^ Genealogy :  

Omar Air   

Inactive **** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Omni Air   

Active 2004* - date

^ Comments : Omni Air was formed in 2004

^ Genealogy :  

Onedot Aviation   

Inactive 2003* - 2008*

^ Comments : Onedot Aviation was formed in 2003

^ Genealogy :  

Oriental Airlines   

Inactive 1990 - 2003

^ Comments : Oriental Airlines was founded in 1989

^ Genealogy :  

Overland Airways   

Active 2003 - date

^ Comments : Overland Airways operations started 24Nov2003 with domestic scheduled services from Lagos

^ Genealogy :  

Overnight Cargo Nigeria   

Unsure **** - ****

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Pan African Airlines   

Active 1961 - date

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Pan Nnannah Airways   

Not started (2000*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

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PMAS Regional Airlines   

Unsure **** - ****

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Premier Airlines   

Not started (2005)

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Premium Air Shuttle (PAS)   

Inactive 1999* - 2006*

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Prime Air Services   

Active 2000^ - date

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Private Airlines   

Not started (2010)

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Rahamaniyya Airlines   

Not started (2014)

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Red 1 Xpress   

Not started (2010)

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Regina Air   

Not started (2013)

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Re-Routine Air   

Active 2012 - date

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RiteTime   

Inactive **** - ****

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RN Air Cargo   

Unsure **** - ****

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Routair Aviation   

Inactive 1994* - 1998

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Royal Airlines   

Unconfirmed (****)

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Royal Phonix Air   

Unconfirmed (****)

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Royal Star Airlines   

Unsure 1995* - 1995*

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Sallbas Airlines   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

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Savannah Airlines   

Unsure 2001* - 2003*

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Savva Airlines   

Not started (1989*)

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Selcon International   

Inactive 1993* - 1993*

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Shaft Air Services   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

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Sky Executive Airlines   

Inactive **** - ****

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SkyBird Air   

Active 2011* - date

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Skybridge Airline   

Not started (2008)

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Skyjet Aviation (Barbedos Aviation Services)   

Active 2012* - date

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Skylimit Jet and Charter Services   

Unsure 2010* - 2010*

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Skyline   

Unsure 1999 - 2008*

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Skypower Express Airways (Express Airways Nigeria)  updated

Inactive 1985 - 2007

^ Comments : Scheduled and charter services in Nigeria and neighbouring countries. Ceased operations

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Slok Airlines   

Renamed 2004 - 2004

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^ Genealogy : >Slok Air International

SMA Airlines   

Inactive 1999* - 2000*

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Sobreiro Air   

Not started (1991)

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Sosoliso Airlines   

Inactive 2000 - 2007

^ Comments : Sosoliso Airlines was established in 1994 and started operations in Jul2000. Ceased operations on 30Apr2007. Domestic services from it's base at Enugu in eastern Nigeria

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Space World International Airlines   

Inactive 2004* - 2007

^ Comments : Space World International Airlines ceased operations on 30Apr2007

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Sparrows Air   

Not started (2000)

^ Comments : NCAA withdrew Sparrows Airs' air transport licence in 2000

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Stallion Air   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

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TaK Aviation   

Unsure 2010 - 2012*

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TAS (Thames Air Services & Charter)   

Inactive 1993* - 1994

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TAT Nigeria   

Inactive 2008* - 2009*

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TopBrass Aviation   

Active 2011* - date

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Toucan Aviation   

Active 2015* - date

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Tradecraft Air   

Active 2010* - date

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Trans African Airlines   

Unconfirmed (****)

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Trans Sahara Air   

Unsure 2001 - 2006*

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Trans Sahel Airlines   

Inactive 1985^ - 1995

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Trans Sky Airlines   

Not started (2006)

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Trans-Air Services   

Unsure 1990s

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Triax Airlines   

Not started (2013*)

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Triax Airlines (Triax Air Services)   

Inactive 1992 - 2000

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United Air Express   

Inactive Early 1990s

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United Air Services (UAS Cargo)   

Inactive 1980s

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Venture Africa Airlines   

Not started (1995*)

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Virgin Nigeria   

Renamed 2005 - 2009

^ Comments : Air Nigeria commenced operations on 28Jun2005 as Virgin Nigeria. Was renamed to Nigerian Eagle Airlines on 17Sep2009 & to Air Nigeria on 02Jun2010, Ceased operations on 10Sep2012

^ Genealogy : Virgin Nigeria >Nigerian Eagle Airlines >Air Nigeria

West African Airways Corporation Nigeria   

Renamed 1958 - 1961

^ Comments : Nigeria Airways, founded on 23Aug1958 (after the dissolution of WAAC), commences operations as West African Airways Corporation Nigeria on 01Oct1958. Rebranded on 22Jan1971

^ Genealogy : West African Airways Corporation Nigeria >Nigeria Airways

West African Venturers   

Inactive 1975 - 1975

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West Coast Airlines   

Not started (2010)

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West Link Airlines   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments : West Link Airlines' AOC granted in Jun2014

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Western Airlines   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

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Wings Aviation   

Renamed 2001* - 2012

^ Comments : Wings Aviation merged into JEDAir in 2012

^ Genealogy : Wings Aviation >>JEDAir

Yakamata Air Services   

Not started (1999*)

^ Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000

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Yvic Air   

Inactive 1992* - 1997

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Zenith Air   

Inactive 1992 - 1994*

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