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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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added13Oct14Toucan Aviationalong with sixteen other start-ups have applied to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for their respective Air Operator Certificates (AOC)
added13Oct14Manyatta Engineering Servicesalong with sixteen other start-ups have applied to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for their respective Air Operator Certificates (AOC)
added13Oct14Air Jupiteralong with sixteen other start-ups have applied to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for their respective Air Operator Certificates (AOC)
added13Oct14ExecuJet Nigeriaalong with sixteen other start-ups have applied to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for their respective Air Operator Certificates (AOC)
added13Oct14EAN Aviationalong with sixteen other start-ups have applied to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for their respective Air Operator Certificates (AOC)
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 ADC Airlines (Aviation Development Company)

1984^ - 2007Z7 : ADK Inactive 

 Aero Contractors (Nigeria)

1959 - dateNG : NIG Active 

 Africa One Nigeria

(2003)  Began? 

 African Chartered Services

2005* - 2005*  Status? 

 African Trans Air

1990s  Inactive 

 Afrijet Airlines

1999 - 20096F : FRJ Inactive 

 Afrimex Aviation

1994* - 2003*  Inactive 

 Afriwest Airlines

(2004)  Began? 

 Agro-Development & Aerial Services

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Air Atlantic Cargo

1996* - 2000*  Status? 

 Air Dan

**** - ****-- : DMT Status? 

 Air Jupiter

2014 >  Planned 

 Air Kariv

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Air Midwest

(2010)-- : VTY Began? 

 Air Nigeria

(1993)  Began? 

 Air Nigeria

(2003)XY : --- Began? 

 Air Nigeria

2010 - 2012-- : ANPAir NigeriaInactive 

 Air Peace

2013 - date  Active 

 Air Taraba

2012 - date  Active 

 Air Technic Nigeria

*** - ****-- : TEK Status? 

 Air Trans Air

**** - ****  Status? 

 Air Vanni

1978* - 1978* >Intercontinental AirlinesStatus? 

 Airstream Aviation

2013 - date  Active 

 Albarka Air Services

2000 - 2007F4 : NBK Inactive 

 Al-Dawood Air

2002^ - 2006*-- : LIE Status? 

 Alheri Airlines

1987 - 1987  Inactive 

 Ali Airlines

1997* - 1997*  Status? 

 All States Travel

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Allied Air Cargo

1998 - date4W : AJK Active 

 Allied Cargo Express

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Amako Airlines

2002* - 2004-- : OBK Inactive 

 Ambjek Aviation Services (Lamonde Air)

2002* - date  Active 

 Amed Air (AmedAir)

1996* - 1996*  Inactive 

 Apex Air

(2010)  Began? 

 Arab Wings Nigeria

1981 - 1981  Inactive 

 Arax Airlines

1977* - 1988 >SkyAir CargoStatus? 

 Arik Air

2006 - dateW3 : ARA Active 

 Asel Air Services

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Associated Aviation (Associated Air Cargo)

1996^ - 2013-- : SCD Inactive 

 Axiom Air

2009 - date-- : EAN Active 

 Azikel Air

2013 - date  Active 

 Azman Air

2014 - date  Active 

 Bako Air

2004* - 2006-- : OGJ Inactive 

 Bakoji Airlines Services

1999* - 2000*-- : OGJ Inactive 

 Barnax Air

1991* - 1998-- : BAL Inactive 

 Bellview Airlines

1992 - 2009B3 : BLV>Bellview AirlinesInactive 

 Bristow Helicopters

2002* - 2003*  Status? 

 Capital Airlines

2003 - 2010-- : NCP Inactive 

 Caverton Helicopters

2009* - date  Active 

 Central Airlines

**** - ****  Status? 

 Chanchangi Airlines

1997 - 20135B : NCH Inactive 

 Chrome Air Services

1990^ - 2007-- : CHQ Inactive 

 City Link Airlines

1993 - 2002*  Status? 

 Comet Air

(2000)  Began? 

 Concord Airlines

1990s  Inactive 

 Dala Air Services

2000* - 2001-- : DLR Inactive 

 Dalorima Airlines

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 DANA (Dornier Aviation Nigeria) (Yuletide)

1979 - date-- : DAV Active 

 Dana Air

2008 - date9J : --- Active 

 Dan-Musa Transport Services

2000* - 2000*  Inactive 

 Das Air

2004* - 2006*  Status? 

 Dasab Airways

2002* - 2007  Inactive 

 Delta Air Charter

1969* - 1969*  Status? 

 Deribe Aviation Services

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 DiscoveryAir

2014 - date-- : DCV Active 

 Dominion Air

(2013)  Began? 

 Dominion Air

2012 - date  Active 

 Dove Airlines

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 EAN Aviation EAN Aviation

2014 >  Planned 

 Earth Airlines

2002 - 2006*-- : ERX Status? 

 EAS (Executive Aviation Services)

2007* - 2009*  Inactive 

 EAS Airlines

1993 - 2006-- : EXW>Nicon AirwaysRenamed 

 EAS Cargo Airlines

1983^ - 1993 >Nicon AirwaysRenamed 

 Easy Link

2002* - 2006-- : FYE Inactive 

 Eco Air

2004* - 2004*  Status? 

 Elders Colonial Airways

**** - ****  Status? 

 El-Shaddai Transport

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Emirate Touch Aviation Services

2012* - date Emirate Touch AviationActive 

 Emma-Nik Aviation Services

(****)-- : EMM Inactive 

 Empire Aviation Services

1999* - date  Active 

 Evergreen Aviation Nigeria

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 ExecuJet Nigeria

2014 >  Planned 

 Executair

**** - ****  Status? 

 Executive Airline Service

1993 - 2004*  Status? 

 Falcon Airlines

**** - ****  Inactive 

 Farproden Air Lines

(1991)  Began? 

 Fassey Aviation

1996* - 1997*  Inactive 

 Fastjet Nigeria

2014 >  Planned 

 Fayban Express Cargo

1996* - 1996*  Inactive 

 Fegan Aviation

1995* - 1996*  Status? 

 Fezel Air

1993* - 1995  Inactive 

 FirstNation Airways

2011 - date-- : FRN Active 

 Flash Airlines

1985* - 1996  Inactive 

 Fleet Air Nigeria

2005* - 2006 >Nicon AirwaysRenamed 

 Foremost Aviation

1992 - 1994  Inactive 

 Freedom Air

(2010)  Began? 

 Freedom Air Services

2001 - 2007-- : FFF Inactive 

 Fresh Air

2001* - 2007-- : FRR Inactive 

 Fresh Air Cargo

2001* - 2007-- : FRR Inactive 

 Friendship Airlines

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Galaxy Airways

1988* - 1988*-- : GXY Status? 

 GAS Air

1973^ - 2000  Inactive 

 GAS Air Cargo

1979 - 1983*  Status? 

 Geminair

1974* - 1975*  Status? 

 Global Air Link

**** - ****-- : GB Status? 

 Global Airlines

1994* - 1994*  Status? 

 Gold Airlines

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Green Wing

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Greendale Aviation

**** - ****-- : ORE Inactive 

 Greenland Air Services

(2000*)  Unconfirmed 

 Gulumba Air Services

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Gyro Air

2012* - date  Active 

 Habib Aero

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Hak Air

2014 >  Planned 

 Hamzair

1983 - 1983  Inactive 

 Harco Air Services

1992 - 1994 >Harca Air ServicesRenamed 

 Harka Air Services (Harco Air Services)

1994 - 2001*  Inactive 

 Havillah Air Services

**** - ****-- : HAV Status? 

 Hold-Trade Air Services

1991 - 2000  Inactive 

 Horizon Airlines

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 IAT Cargo

1997* - 1998*  Inactive 

 Ibom Airlines

(2013)  Began? 

 Imo Air

(2012)  Began? 

 Impala Air

1990s  Status? 

 Intercontinental Airlines

1983* - 1990 Intercontinental AirlinesInactive 

 Interdiscount Travels

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 International Air Tours

1996* - 1996*  Inactive 

 International Air Tours

2004* - 2006*  Status? 

 Interstate Airlines

1990s-- : IAE Inactive 

 IRS Airlines

2002 - 2013-- : LVB Inactive 

 Isiaku Rabiu & Sons Air Services

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Isiaku Rabiu Air Services Isiaku Rabiu Air Services

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Izy Air

2011* - date  Active 

 Jambo Air

1980s  Status? 

 Jambo Airlines

1987* - 1987*  Inactive 

 Jason Air Cargo Services

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Javs Airlines

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 JEDAir

2013 - date JEDAirActive 

 Jet Taxi Transport

2011* - date  Active 

 Kabo Air

1981 - 2013N2 : QNK Inactive 

 Kabu Air Cargo

1992* - 1992*  Status? 

 Kati Air (Kano Transport International)

1983* - 1997-- : KTI Inactive 

 Kenuz Airlines

1990s-- : KNS Status? 

 King Airlines

2007* - date  Active 

 Koda Air

2001* - 2001*  Status? 

 Kolkol Airlines

1994* - 2000*  Inactive 

 Lampex Airlines

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Landford Airlines

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Maga Transport Services

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Maina Air

1994 - 1999  Inactive 

 Mambay Aviation

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Mangal Airlines

2006 - 2008 >MaxAirRenamed 

 Manyatta Engineering Services

2014 >  Planned 

 MAS Airlines (Morgan Air Services)

1996* - 1996*-- : MGN Inactive 

 MaxAir

2008 - date MaxAirActive 

 Mebazo Package Tours

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Med-View Airline

2007 - dateVL : MEV Active 

 Merchant Express Aviation Services

1994 - 1999MX : MXX Inactive 

 Meridian Airlines

2004* - date  Active 

 Millenium Air

2003 - 2006* >Emirate Touch AviationRenamed 

 Morgan International

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Nas Air Nigeria

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 National One

2013 - 2013  Renamed 

 New Africa Airlines

(2006)  Began? 

 Nexus Aviation

**** - ****  Inactive 

 NICON Airways

2006 - 2009*-- : NCNNicon AirwaysInactive 

 Nigeria Air Services

1946 - 1947  Inactive 

 Nigeria Airlines.com

(2004)  Began? 

 Nigeria Airways

1958 - 2003WT : --- Inactive 

 NigeriaGlobal

(2004)  Began? 

 Nigerian Eagle

(2014)NG : NIGNigerian EagleBegan? 

 Nigerian Eagle Airlines

2009 - 2010 >Air NigeriaRenamed 

 Nigerian Trade Wings

1978* - 1979*  Status? 

 North-East Airlines

1995* - 1995*-- : NEN Status? 

 Northern Air Charter

1981* - 1981  Status? 

 Northern Air Service

1982* - 1982*  Inactive 

 Northwest Air Services

**** - ****  Status? 

 Nyemoni Airways

(1991)  Began? 

 Odengene Air Shuttle (OAS Helicopters)

2007* - date-- : OHS Active 

 Okada Air

1983 - 2003*  Inactive 

 Omar Air

**** - ****  Inactive 

 Omni Air

2004^ - date  Active 

 Onedot Aviation

2003^ - 2008*  Inactive 

 Oriental Airlines

1990 - 2003-- : OAC Inactive 

 Overland Airways

2003 - dateOJ : OLA Active 

 Overnight Cargo Nigeria

**** - ****  Status? 

 Pan African Airlines

1961 - datePE : --- Active 

 Pan Nnannah Airways

(2000*)  Unconfirmed 

 PMAS Regional Airlines

**** - ****  Status? 

 Premier Airlines

(2005)  Began? 

 Premium Air Shuttle (PAS)

1999* - 2006*-- : EMI Inactive 

 Prime Air Services

2000^ - date  Active 

 Private Airlines

(2010)  Began? 

 Rahamaniyya Airlines

2014 >  Planned 

 Red 1 Xpress

(2010)  Began? 

 Regina Air

(2013)  Began? 

 Re-Routine Air

2012 - date  Active 

 RiteTime

**** - ****  Inactive 

 RN Air Cargo

**** - ****  Status? 

 Routair Aviation

1994* - 1998-- : RUT Inactive 

 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* - date  Active 

 Skybridge Airline

(2008)  Began? 

 Skyjet Aviation (Barbedos Aviation Services)

2012* - date  Active 

 Skylimit Jet and Charter Services

2010* - 2010*  Status? 

 Skyline

1999 - 2008*-- : SMT Status? 

 Skypower Express Airways (Express Airways Nigeria)

1985 - 2007-- : EAN Inactive 

 Slok Airlines

2004 - 2004 >Slok Air InternationalRenamed 

 SMA Airlines

1999* - 2000*  Inactive 

 Sobreiro Air

(1991)  Began? 

 Sosoliso Airlines

2000 - 2007SO : OSL Inactive 

 Space World International Airlines

2004* - 2007  Inactive 

 Sparrows Air

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Stallion Air

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 TaK Aviation

2010 - 2012*  Status? 

 TAS (Thames Air Services & Charter)

1993* - 1994-- : TMQ Inactive 

 TAT Nigeria

2008* - 2009*  Inactive 

 Top Brass Aviation

2011* - date  Active 

 Toucan Aviation

2014 >  Planned 

 Tradecraft Air

2010* - date  Active 

 Trans African Airlines

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Trans Sahara Air

2001 - 2006*-- : SBJ Status? 

 Trans Sahel Airlines

1985^ - 1995  Inactive 

 Trans Sky Airlines

(2006)  Began? 

 Trans-Air Services

1990s  Status? 

 Triax Airlines

(2013*)  Began? 

 Triax Airlines (Triax Air Services)

1992 - 2000  Inactive 

 United Air Express

Early 1990s  Inactive 

 United Air Services (UAS Cargo)

1980s  Inactive 

 Venture Africa Airlines

(1995*)  Began? 

 Virgin Nigeria

2005 - 2009VK : VGN>Air NigeriaRenamed 

 WAAC (West African Airways Corporation)

1946^ - 1976* >UnknownRenamed 

 West African Venturers

1975 - 1975  Inactive 

 West Coast Airlines

(2010)  Began? 

 West Link Airlines

2014 >-- : WLN Planned 

 Western Airlines

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Wings Aviation

2004* - 2012-- : TWD>JEDAirRenamed 

 Yakamata Air Services

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Yvic Air

1992* - 1997-- : VYC Inactive 

 Zenith Air

1992 - 1994*  Inactive 

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