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July 19, 2017

Earth Airlines did not meet he Nigerian government's deadline of 30Apr2007 to re-capitalise or be grounded [status change]

July 19, 2017

City Link Airlines began operations in Mar1993 & ceased in 1996 [status change]

July 18, 2017

Air Atlantic Cargo ceased operations in 1999 [status change]

Airlines

ADC Airlines (Aviation Development Company)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 2007
Comments : ADC Airlines was formed in 1984 but operations did not start until Jan1991. Ceased operations on 30Apr2007
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : Z7 : ADK

Aero (AeroContractors)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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)
Airline Code :  

Aero Contractors of Nigeria   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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)
Airline Code : NG : NIG

African Chartered Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2005* - 2005*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

African Trans Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990s
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Afrijet Airlines  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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 :  
Airline Code : 6F : FRJ

Afrimex Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 2003*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Afriwest Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2004)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Agro-Development & Aerial Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Atlantic Cargo  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

199* - 1999
Comments : Operator of B707-320C aircraft but ceased operating
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Dan   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : DMT

Air Jupiter   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : JIS

Air Kariv   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Midwest   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(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 :  
Airline Code : -- : VTY

Air Nigeria (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Airline Code : -- : ANP

Air Nigeria (ii)   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1993)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Nigeria (iii)   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2003)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : XY : ---

Air Peace   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Taraba   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Comments : Air Taraba was established by the governor of Taraba State, Danfulani Suntai, as a state-funded carrier. Operations started 15Jul2012
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Technic Nigeria   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

*** - ****
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : TEK

Air Trans Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Vanni   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1978* - 1978
Comments : Intercontinental Airlines was fromed as Air Vanni
Genealogy : Air Vanni >Intercontinental Airlines
Airline Code :  

Airstream Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Albarka Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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 :  
Airline Code : F4 : NBK

Al-Dawood Air  updated (x2)

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2005
Comments : Al-Dawood Air was founded in 2002
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : LIE

Alheri Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987 - 1987
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Ali Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1997* - 1997*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

All States Travel   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Allied Air Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

1998 - date
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 4W : AJK

Allied Cargo Express   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Amako Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2004
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : OBK

Ambjek Aviation Services (Lamonde Air)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2002* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Amed Air (AmedAir)  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1996
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Apex Air   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2010)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Arab Wings Nigeria   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981 - 1981
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Arax Airlines  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1977* - 1985
Comments : Arax Airlines was formed in 1977 with help from Int'l Development Corp. Reorganized in 1985 & renamed to Sky Air Cargo. Relocated to Liberia. Renamed to Transway Air International and eventually to SkyAir Cargo (Cargo carrier)
Genealogy : Arax Airlines >SkyAir Cargo >Transway Air International >SkyAir Cargo
Airline Code :  

Arik Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

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 :  
Airline Code : W3 : ARA

Asel Air Services   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Associated Aviation (Associated Air Cargo)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1996* - date
Comments : Associated Aviation was founded in 1996 offering passenger and cargo services
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : SCD

Axiom Air  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2010 - 2011
Comments : Axiom Air operations started on 30Jun2010 (Executive aircraft charter and cargo operations)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : EAN

Azikel Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Azman Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Bako Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2006
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : OGJ

Bakoji Airlines Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 2000
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : OGJ

Barnax Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 1998
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : BAL

Bellview Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 2009
Comments : Bellview Airlines was founded in 1992
Genealogy : Bellview Airlines +>FirstNation Airways
Airline Code : B3 : BLV

Bristow Helicopters   

Status : Active

Dates :

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 :  
Airline Code :  

Cally Air   

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Comments : The Nigerian state government of Cross River & Dana Air are to develop a new domestic carrier based at Calabar
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Capital Airlines  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2009
Comments : Capital Airlines was founded in 2003. Suspended all flights in Oct2009 & its license revoked in early 2010 (Scheduled regional carrier out of Ilorin)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : NCP

Caverton Helicopters  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

2007* - date
Comments : Operates mainly helicopter-based shuttle services linking Ikoyi and Victoria Island with Lagos’ Murtala
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Central Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Chanchangi Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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 :  
Airline Code : 5B : NCH

Chrome Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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 :  
Airline Code : -- : CHQ

City Link Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1996
Comments : City Link Airlines began operations in Mar1993 & ceased in 1996
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Comet Air   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2000)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Concord Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990s
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Dala Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000* - 2001
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : DLR

Dalorima Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

DANA (Dornier Aviation Nigeria) (Yuletide)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1979 - date
Comments : DANA (Dornier Aviation Nigeria) operations started on 30Jun1979
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : DAV

Dana Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

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 :  
Airline Code : 9J : ---

Dan-Musa Transport Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000* - 2000*
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Das Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Dasab Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2007
Comments : Dasab Airways ceased operations on 30Apr2007
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Delta Air Charter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1969* - 1969*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Deribe Aviation Services   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Discovery Air  updated

Status : Restarting

Dates :

2014 - 2015*
Comments : Discovery Air was incorporated on 23Jul2008 & inaugurated flights between Lagos and Abuja using a B.737-300 on 09Jun2014. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) suspended the Air Operator Licence (AOC) of Discovery Air in Jan2015, for failing to meet given operating standards but it is hoping to restart
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : DO : DCV

Dominion Air   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2013)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Dove Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

EAN Aviation   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Earth Airlines  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2007
Comments : Earth Airlines was established and started operations in 2002. Unfortunately the airline did not meet he Nigerian government's deadline of 30Apr2007 for all airlines operating in the country to re-capitalise or be grounded, in an effort to ensure better services and safety & therefore ceased operations
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : ERX

EAS (Executive Aviation Services)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007* - 2009*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

EAS Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code : -- : EXW

EAS Cargo Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Easy Link  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2006
Comments : The Nigerian government set a deadline of 30Apr2007 for all airlines operating in the country to re-capitalise or be grounded, in an effort to ensure better services and safety
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : FYE

Eco Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2004*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Elders Colonial Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1935 - 1940
Comments : Elders Colonial Airways was formed on 07Nov1935. It commenced flights on 13Oct1937 & ceased operations on 14Jun1940
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

El-Shaddai Transport   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Emirate Touch Aviation Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy : Millennium Air >Emirate Touch Aviation
Airline Code :  

Emma-Nik Aviation Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrewtheir air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : EMM

Empire Aviation Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

1999* - date
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Evergreen Aviation Nigeria   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

ExecuJet Nigeria   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Executair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Executive Airline Service   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1993 - 2004*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Falcon Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Farproden Air Lines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1991)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Fassey Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 1997*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Fastjet Nigeria   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Fayban Express Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 1996*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Fegan Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1995* - 1996*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Fezel Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1995
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

FirstNation Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Comments : FirstNation Airways was formed by the staff of Bellview Airlines. Suspended operations on 02Sep2016. Restarted on 18Sep2016
Genealogy : FirstNation Airways
Airline Code : -- : FRN

Flash Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985* - 1996
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Fleet Air Nigeria   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Foremost Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1994
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Freedom Air   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2010)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Freedom Air Services  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2007
Comments : Freedom Air Services was established on 28May1998 by Garba Kabo Shitu. Started operations in Oct2001 & ceased on 30Apr2007
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : FFF

Fresh Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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 :  
Airline Code : -- : FRR

Fresh Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001* - 2007
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : FRR

Friendship Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Galaxy Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1988* - 1988*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : GXY

GAS Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1973* - 2000
Comments : GAS Air was formed in 1973 to operate scheduled international cargo services
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

GAS Air Cargo   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1979 - 1983*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Geminair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1974* - 1975*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Global Air Link   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : GB

Global Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1994* - 1994*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Gold Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - 2000
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew Gold Airlines'r air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Green Africa Airways   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2016)
Comments : Green Africa Airways, a new airline start-up founded in Lagos, has been granted an air transport license
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Green Wing   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Greendale Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : ORE

Greenland Air Services   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2000*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Gulumba Air Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Gyro Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Habib Aero   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Hak Air   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(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 :  
Airline Code :  

Hamzair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1983 - 1983
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Harca Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1994 - 1995*
Comments : Harco Air Services was renamed to Harca Air Services
Genealogy : Harco Air Services >Harca Air Services
Airline Code :  

Harco Air Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1992 - 1994
Comments : Harco Air Services was renamed to Harca Air Services
Genealogy : Harco Air Services >Harca Air Services
Airline Code :  

Harka Air Services (Harco Air Services)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 2001*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Harrier Airlines   

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Comments : Harrier Airlines intends to offer scheduled services in late 2017
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Havillah Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - 1999*
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : HAV

Hold-Trade Air Services  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 2000
Comments : Hold-Trade Air Services was founded in 1991. Domestic passenger and cargo charter servoces out of Kaduna. Eventually ceased operating.
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Horizon Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

IAT Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 1998*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Ibom Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2013)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Imo Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Comments : Imo Air inaugurated scheduled commercial operations in mid Jan2017
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Impala Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1990s
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Intercontinental Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1978 - 1990
Comments : Intercontinental Airlines was fromed as Air Vanni
Genealogy : Air Vanni >Intercontinental Airlines
Airline Code :  

Interdiscount Travels   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

International Air Tours   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 1996*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

International Air Tours   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Interstate Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990s
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : IAE

IRS Airlines  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2013
Comments : IRS Airlines operations started on 15Mar2002. Scheduled domestic passenger services from Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikela. License suspended by the Nigerian Aviation Authorities in 2004 for 'unethical practices' but allowed to resume operations. On 07Nov2013 it was grounded by Nigerian CAA because of lack of aircraft but had hoped to resume operations early 2014
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : LVB

Isiaku Rabiu & Sons Air Services   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Izy Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Jambo Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1980s
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Jambo Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987* - 1987*
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Jason Air Cargo Services   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Javs Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

JEDAir   

Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy : Wings Aviation >>JEDAir
Airline Code :  

Jet Taxi Transport   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

jetWest Airways  added

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Comments : jetWest Airways is a proposed lo-cost carrier based at Lagos Murtala Muhammad (LOS)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Kabo Air  updated

Status : Restarting

Dates :

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 :  
Airline Code : N9 : QNK

Kabu Air Cargo  updated

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1992* - 1992*
Comments : Kabu Air Cargo landed safely after the 2 starboard engines fell of a B707 in 1992
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Kati Air (Kano Transport International)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1983* - 1997
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : KTI

Kenuz Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1990s
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : KNS

King Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Koda Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2001* - 2001*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Kolkol Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 2000*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Lampex Airlines   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Landford Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Maga Transport Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Maina Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 1999
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Mambay Aviation   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Mangal Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2006 - 2008
Comments : MaxAir was formed by Alhaji Mangal as Mangal Airlines and rebranded in 2008
Genealogy : Mangal Airlines >MaxAir
Airline Code :  

Manyatta Engineering Services   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Maple Aviation Logistics  added

Status : Active

Dates :

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 :  
Airline Code :  

MAS Airlines (Morgan Air Services)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 1996*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : MGN

MaxAir   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Comments : MaxAir was formed by Alhaji Mangal as Mangal Airlines and rebranded in 2008
Genealogy : Mangal Airlines >MaxAir
Airline Code :  

Mebazo Package Tours   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Med-View Airline   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Comments : Med-View Airline was formed in 2007
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : VL : MEV

Merchant Express Aviation Services  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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 :  
Airline Code : MX : MXX

Meridian Airlines  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2014*
Comments : Meridian Airlines ceased operations
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Millenium Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2003 - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy : Millennium Air >Emirate Touch Aviation
Airline Code :  

Morgan International   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Nas Air Nigeria   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

National One   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2013 - 2013
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

New Africa Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2006)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Nexus Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003* - 2003
Comments : Nexus Aviation had its AOC suspended in 2003 by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

NICON Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Airline Code : -- : NCN

Nigeria Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1946 - 1947
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Nigeria Airlines.com   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2004)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Nigeria Airways  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1961 - 2003
Comments : Nigeria Airways, founded on 23Aug1958 (after the dissolution of WAAC(1946<)) was inaugurated during the tenure of Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola as Minister of Aviation giving Nigeria its fledging national airline on 01May1959. Commenced operations as West African Airways Corporation Nigeria on 01Oct1958. Rebranded on 22Jan1961 & Ceased operations in mid-2003 due to financial difficulties
Genealogy : West African Airways Corporation Nigeria >Nigeria Airways
Airline Code : WT : ---

NigeriaGlobal   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2004)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Nigerian Eagle   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : NG : NIG

Nigerian Eagle Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Nigerian Trade Wings   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

North-East Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1995* - 1995*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : NEN

Northern Air Charter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1981* - 1981
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Northern Air Service   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982* - 1982*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Northwest Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Nyemoni Airways   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1991)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

OAS Helicopters  added

Status : Active

Dates :

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 :  
Airline Code :  

Odengene Air  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

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 :  
Airline Code : -- : OHS

Okada Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1983 - 2003
Comments : Okada Air was founded in 1983 & started operations in Sep1983
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Omar Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Omni Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Comments : Omni Air was formed in 2004
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Onedot Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003* - 2008*
Comments : Onedot Aviation was formed in 2003
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Oriental Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990 - 2003
Comments : Oriental Airlines was founded in 1989
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : OAC

Overland Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2003 - date
Comments : Overland Airways operations started 24Nov2003 with domestic scheduled services from Lagos
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : OJ : OLA

Overnight Cargo Nigeria   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Pan African Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1961 - date
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : PE : ---

Pan Nnannah Airways   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2000*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

PMAS Regional Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Premier Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2005)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Premium Air Shuttle (PAS)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 2006*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : EMI

Prime Air Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

2000^ - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Private Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2010)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Rahamaniyya Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Red 1 Xpress   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2010)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Regina Air   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2013)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Re-Routine Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

RiteTime   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

RN Air Cargo   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Routair Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1998
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : RUT

Royal Airlines   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Royal Phonix Air   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Royal Star Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1995* - 1995*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Sallbas Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Savannah Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2001* - 2003*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Savva Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1989*)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Selcon International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1993*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Shaft Air Services   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Sky Air Cargo  updated

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1985 - 1990
Comments : Arax Airlines was formed in 1977 with help from Int'l Development Corp. Reorganized in 1985 & renamed to Sky Air Cargo. Relocated to Liberia. Renamed to Transway Air International and eventually to SkyAir Cargo (Cargo carrier)
Genealogy : Arax Airlines >SkyAir Cargo >Transway Air International >SkyAir Cargo
Airline Code :  

Sky Executive Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

SkyBird Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : KYC

Skybridge Airline   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2008)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Skyjet Aviation (Barbedos Aviation Services)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Skylimit Jet and Charter Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2010* - 2010*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Skyline   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1999 - 2008*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : SMT

Skypower Express Airways (Express Airways Nigeria)  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985 - 2007
Comments : Scheduled and charter services in Nigeria and neighbouring countries. Ceased operations
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : EAN

Slok Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2004 - 2004
Comments :  
Genealogy : >Slok Air International
Airline Code :  

SMA Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 2000*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Sobreiro Air   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1991)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Sosoliso Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : SO : OSL

Space World International Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2007
Comments : Space World International Airlines ceased operations on 30Apr2007
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Sparrows Air   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2000)
Comments : NCAA withdrew Sparrows Airs' air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Stallion Air   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

TaK Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2010 - 2012*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

TAS (Thames Air Services & Charter)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1994
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : TMQ

TAT Nigeria   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008* - 2009*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

TopBrass Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Toucan Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Tradecraft Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2010* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Trans African Airlines   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Trans Sahara Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2001 - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : SBJ

Trans Sahel Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985^ - 1995
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Trans Sky Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2006)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Trans-Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1990s
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Triax Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2013*)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Triax Airlines (Triax Air Services)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 2000
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

United Air Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

Early 1990s
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

United Air Services (UAS Cargo)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1980s
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Venture Africa Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1995*)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Virgin Nigeria   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code : VK : VGN

West African Airways Corporation Nigeria  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1958 - 1961
Comments : [Nigeria Airways, founded on 23Aug1958 (after the dissolution of WAAC(1946<)) was inaugurated during the tenure of Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola as Minister of Aviation giving Nigeria its fledging national airline on 01May1959. Commenced operations as West African Airways Corporation Nigeria on 01Oct1958. Rebranded on 22Jan1961 & Ceased operations in mid-2003 due to financial difficulties]
Genealogy : West African Airways Corporation Nigeria >Nigeria Airways
Airline Code :  

West African Venturers   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 1975
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

West Coast Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2010)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

West Link Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
Comments : West Link Airlines' AOC granted in Jun2014
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : WLN

Western Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Wings Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2001* - 2012
Comments : Wings Aviation merged into JEDAir in 2012
Genealogy : Wings Aviation >>JEDAir
Airline Code : -- : TWD

Yakamata Air Services   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments : The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) withdrew their air transport licence in 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Yvic Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 1997
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : VYC

Zenith Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1994*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
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