There are various airlines in Nigeria which are fully operative in both domestic and international flights. If you always travel through air and you are in Nigeria, it is wise for you to be conversant with each and every one of them. If you are a foreign national who wants to visit Nigeria, you should also now each of these airlines in Nigeria. In this article, you will get to see the five ones that stands as the newest or recently established.
Nigeria as a country, can boast of about 100 aircraft in her airline travel market. It is also recorded that less than five percent of the total population in Nigeria, are able to afford the costs of travelling through air, as they are on the high side.
The introduction of airlines in Nigeria is a development that was greatly welcomed because of the positive effect it has on the aviation industry. Travel agents and analysts are already seeing this development as a factor that can potentially improves the aviation industry.
With these airlines in Nigeria, the country will definitely have more aircraft which will then lower the price of travelling through air. This has made millions of Nigerians, which includes middle-class entrepreneurs and other citizens, to now be able to afford the cost of air travel.
Domestic travel rates are between N35,000 to N45,000 depending on the date and time the flight is booked. However, in the nearest future, when new domestic airlines are introduced in Nigeria, there will be more competition and this will force the existing ones to review and reduce their prices. This will then make it easier for more Nigerians to be able to travel through air domestically.
Newest Airlines in Nigeria 2020
Below are the newest airlines in Nigeria and some information you may need to know about them. You will also see some popular airlines which are really not that new, but at least they are worth taking note of because of their operations in the country.
Green Africa Airways
Green Africa Airways was among the three newest airlines in Nigeria that was introduced in February 2020. The airline was founded on June 15, 2020 and it is scheduled to begin operation in 2020..
Green Africa Airways is to begin with 50 Airbus A22o planes or so, in its first year of operation. The introduction of these planes will create the highest turnaround in Nigeria’s domestic air travel, and perhaps more than any aviation market in the world.
Green Africa Airline will become not only the biggest in Nigeria by fleet, but also in the whole Africa. This will be followed by Air Peace, which is currently Nigeria’s biggest carrier as it operates a fleet of 23 planes. Green Africa Airways will double that of Air Peace.
United Nigeria Airline
United Nigeria Airline is owned by Chief, Dr. Obiorah Okonkwo. In February 2020, the Russian-trained political scientist and business mogul who hails from Ogidi in Anambra state, concluded the basic local and international arrangements for the United Nigeria Airline.
It is expected that the new airline will attract nothing less than 10 commercial air planes which will be used domestically. There is also an intention to offer international flight services in the future. This will also boost the operations of the Nigerian aviation space.
Aerokeys, a company that offers services in the aviation sector has undertaken the training of United Nigeria Airline’s crew. United Nigeria Airline is initially scheduled to start operations from April 2020.
Value Jet Airline
Value Jet Airline is a new airline owned by Kunle Soname, who is the organizer of the 50km Remo Ultra-marathon Race. It is one of the newest airlines in Nigeria 2020.
Air Peace is one of the popular and newest airlines in Nigeria apart from the three that I mentioned earlier. It is not really new, though. Air Peace is a private airline in Nigeria that was founded in 2013. Its head office is located in Lagos state, Nigeria.
Air Peace provides flights to major cities in Nigeria, and also covers some West African countries and the Middle East. As at May 2019, Air Peace provides flights to major cities in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Gambia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and the United Arab Emirates.
On January 31, 2020, Air Peace announced the introduction of two new destinations to its flight schedule – India and Israel. These were planned to be implemented before the end of the year 2020.
Azman Air Services Limited was established in 2010 by a businessman known as Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina. It is a Kano – Nigeria, based domestic airline company. The airline operates domestic passenger services with its main base in Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.
Azman Air started operations on May 15, 2014 with its first commercial flight to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport from Kano on October 2017. The airline have an intention to commence flight to international destinations such as the Middle East and Aisia when it began leasing an airbus from an Egyptian Charter airline. However, for now, Azman Air is still one of the domestic airlines in Nigeria.
Med-View Airline is based in Lagos, Nigeria, It was founded in 2007 and it mainly operates Hajj flights from Nigeria. In November 2012, the airline started to offer domestic flight services within Nigeria.
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