TOP 10 CHEAPEST AIRLINES IN NIGERIA 2017
Within the Nigerian industry of private airlines, several airlines have excellently secured their positions as they consistently provide their passengers with affordable flight charges. With the least price range of #10,000-#20,000, some Nigerian airlines can provide their passengers with air-transport services to certain destinations. However, this usually comes as a discount intended to persuade passengers to consider early bookings. This offer particularly serves passengers with the earliest bookings because the earliest bookings usually attract the lowest flight charges with regard to discounts given. Below is the List of Top 10 Cheapest Airlines in Nigeria Which Have Continually Offered Cheap Flight Charges to Passengers.
CHEAPEST AIRLINES IN NIGERIA
1. Air Peace
Since its establishment in 2013, the air-transport provider has constantly offered cheap charges in order to attain a considerable customer base across Nigeria. Despite some reports of controversial ownership of the airline, Barrister Allen Onyema is believed to be its genuine owner.
As of now, the airline’s operations extend across Nigerian regions including Calabar, Uyo, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Lagos, Enugu and Abuja.
In order to persuade passengers with its services, Air Peace provides customers with very affordable flight charges especially those with early bookings.
2. Allied Air
Allied Air is one of Nigeria’s prominent airlines as it provides air-transport services throughout Nigeria and even beyond. Meanwhile, the airline’s flight activities range from charter services to scheduled services across African countries.
Allied Air, an airline which came into the flight industry in 1998, is a Lagos-based airline that specializes in cargoes. Based on the airlines scheduled services, it operates from Nigeria to major destinations such as Monrovia, Accra, Entebbe, Freetown, Liege and Malabo.
3. Arik Air
Also on our list of cheapesr airlines in Nigeria – Established in 2002, Arik Air began its flight operations in 2006. Since this period, the airline has actively operated across Africa with flight destinations currently fixed at 26 destinations majorly within West Africa.
Based on the airline’s services, it makes use of three hubs as its bases but its flight operations are majorly from two of the three hubs. Meanwhile, passengers are mainly conveyed from the two hubs which are Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and Murtala Muhammed International Airport.
Within the management of Arik Air, the two leading members are Michael Arumemi Ikhide (Group CEO) and Sir JIA Arumemi Ikhide (Chairman).
4. Associated Aviation
Associated Aviation joined the Nigerian airline industry in 1996. The airline provides a dual-operation system that combines cargo and passenger services with its headquarters situated in Lagos State. Associated Aviation is widely known as it operates from a Lagos-based airport –Murtala Muhammed Airport and extends its flight services across a number of destinations.
As the airline actively performs flight operations, it covers several destinations including Jeddah, Calabar, Makurdi, Lagos, Benin, Abuja and Ibadan.
5. Dana Air
Dana Air is an airline which came into inception in 2008, serves regional purposes with its headquarters situated in the capital of Lagos State. The operations of the regional airline actively cover 7 destinations which include Owerri, Port Harcourt, Lagos, Uyo, Abuja, Kaduna and Accra. Meanwhile, the air-transport provider operates from Murtala Muhammed Airport.
6. First Nation Airways
In continuation with the top 10 cheapest airlines in Nigeria – First Nation Airways is an airline with a low passenger base. This particularly resulted in the termination of its operations in 2012. However, the company was finally revived in 2013 and since then, it has been seeking to widen its passenger base through its operations.
Believed to be owned by Kayode Odukoya, the airline conveys passengers to two Nigerian destinations (Lagos and Abuja) and uses the Lagos-based Murtala Muhammed International Airport as the basis for rendering its flight services.
7. Kabo Air
Kabo Air established its presence in the Nigerian airline industry in 1980 and commenced carrying out flight operations in the subsequent year (1981). Though a long-established charter airline, Kabo Air’s current operations are limited to pilgrimage services.
Kabo Air, a Kano-based airline operating from Aminu Kano International Airport, is majorly managed by Saidu Muhammed under the ownership of Kabo Holdings.
8. Med-View Airline
Med-View Airline –a Lagos-based airline established in 2007 –currently covers 14 destinations in line with its flight schedule. 9 of the 13 destinations are within Nigeria while the other destinations are international destinations cutting across Europe, Nigeria, Middle East and West Africa. Meanwhile, the vital aspect of the Med-View Airline’s operations is based on Hajj flights as the airline is headquartered in Lagos under the ownership of its major members who include Alhaji Mudeer Alade Bankole (CEO), David Oni Babatunde (GM), and Sheikh Abdulmohsen Al-Athunayan.
9. Max Air
Max Air –an airline established in 2008 –operates from Katsina Airport situated in Katsina State. The Katsina-based airline offers charter services and conveys passengers across Nigeria.
Meanwhile, the airline currently makes use of a fleet composed of two kinds of aircraft. Max Air operates two types of Boeing (Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 747-300) while the other aircraft is Embraer Legacy 600.
10. Overland Airways
Overland Airways became part of the Nigerian airline industry in 2002. The airline extends its flight operations across 10 destinations and uses Lagos-based Murtala Muhammed International Airline as its headquarters.
Meanwhile, the destinations lie within Nigeria and include Taraba, Niger, Lagos, Kwara, Oyo, Jigawa, Bauchi, Ondo, Abuja and Delta.
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