Nigeria has witnessed different airplane crashes within the last 20 years. The most recent is the Dana plane crash which led to the death of 153 people. Nevertheless, the country still has good and reliable airlines. So, if you are traveling by air and you are pondering on which airline to choose from, here is a list of the best airlines in the country at the moment.
1. Arik Air
Arik Air is one of the best airlines in Nigeria. The airlines started in 2006 when it took over Nigeria Airways facilities. It is one of the domestic airlines with international destinations with its head office at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja. Arik Air announced that it has transported over 5 million passengers in 2010.
2. Med-View Airline
Established in 2011, Med-View Airline has grown to become one of the airlines in the country. To begin with, it started off by operating Hajj flights before expanding its services to both regional and long-distance routes. The company has improved ever since and was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2017. In addition, the company is in partnership with Euro-Atlantic Airways of Lisbon, Portugal, and the Saudi Air Cargo. Also, the company is in business with Pluna Air of Uruguay and Air Atlanta of Iceland
3. Aero Contractors
Aero Contractor’s headquarters is at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos. Established in 1959, Aero Contractors is one of the oldest airlines in Nigeria. It operates domestic and international scheduled services, air charter, as well as third-party operations. There was a setback in the company`s operation due to recent economic problems in the country. However, the company has been able to recover from it so. With over 7 aircraft in its possession, Aero Contractors is definitely one of the best in the country.
4. Allied Air Airlines Nigeria
This airline may only offer local flights to cargoes but it is surely one of the best. It was founded in 1988 and it’s head office is at Nahco Cargo Building, 2nd floor Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja. Some of its destinations include Malabo, Entebbe, Accra, etc.
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5. Max Air
Max Air was established in 2003 with the intention of delivering world-class services to the public. Its headquarters is at Kano airport. Furthermore, the airline is in partnership with different African government, especially during the Hajj period.
6. Azman Air
Azman Air also has it’s headquarter located in Kano, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport to be specific. It was established in 2010 by Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina who is a businessman located in Kano. The airline is a domestic airline with a size fleet of five aircraft at its possession.
7. Associated Aviation
Associated Aviation is a cargo and passenger airline and it was founded in 1996. Its headquarters is at 56 MKO Abiola Crescent, Off Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos.
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