Top Airlines In Nigeria: Complete List and Contact Details

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Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and as a matter of fact the most populous black nation in the world. With great population comes the need for efficient enormous transport system, therefore, an efficient air transport system is needed to serve the business and social needs of the ever increasing population.

In this post I will be listing all the top airlines in Nigeria and their details, I will also be showing us their address and how you can contact them. Some of these airlines offers both domestic and international services while others have their services geared towards only the domestic front.

It is important to note that due to the increasing number of business and international events that takes place in major cities in Nigeria daily and also international duties that involve Nigerians outside the country, the number of international flights in the country has grown tremendously in the last decade.

Below is the list of top airlines in the country. I will be listing the domestic airlines first then the international airlines.

Top Domestic Airlines In Nigeria

  • Arik Airline

      arik airline
    Arik air is one of the most respected airlines in Nigeria. Arik Air began operation in the year 2006 after taking over the facilities of Nigeria Airways and since then it has not looked up in delivering consistent award winning air travel. In 2012 Arik air announced that it has transported it 10 millionth passenger. Presently Arik air has over 22 fleets of aircraft and travel to over 26 destination. Arik air operates mainly from two hubs namely: Muritala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja. Arik air head office is Arik Aviation Center at the Muritala Muhammad Airport Lagos. Their website is https// Arik air top domestic destinations are: Kano, Ibadan, Portharcourt.

  • Air Peace

    air peace
    Air Peace was founded in Lagos in the year 2013. Although Air peace is a relatively young airline operator, it has been adjudged as one of the best airline in the country.
    Air peace has a fleet of about 22 aircraft and 11 destinations. Their major flight route include Abuja, Calabar, Enugu and Akure among others.
    Air peace head office address is 25 Sobo Arobiodu street, GRA Ikeja, their website is

  • Dana Air

    Dana air is also a popular airline in Nigeria that was founded in the year 2008. They had their license withdrawn in the year 2012 by The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority after one of their aircraft crashed on 3rd June 2012 at Iju, Ishaga Lagos killing all the 153 passengers on board.
    Their license was restored towards the end of 2012. It was later withdrawn but they were licensed to resume operation in January 2014 and they have never looked back since.
    Dana air presently have a fleet of about 5 aircraft and their major destinations are Uyo, Portharcourt, owerri, Lagos and Abuja.
    Dana air head office is at Isolo Lagos their website is

  • Aero Contractors

      aero contractors
    Aero contractors i one of the oldest airlines in Nigeria, It started operation in the year 1960. It has it headquarters at the Muritala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos.
    Aero contractors operate two wings; the fixed wing and the rotary wing. The fixed wing is for scheduled passenger services while the rotary wing for the country’s oil and gas helicopter services.
    Presently Aero contractors has over 17 aircraft in it fleet and travel to about 13 destinations. Aero contractors website is

  • Overland Airways

    Overland airways is a popular domestic airline in Nigeria. It was founded in the year 2002 and has it hub at the Muritala Muhammad Airport Ikeja and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja.
    Presently, Overland airways has about 9 aircraft in its fleet and travel to about 10 destinations which include Abuja, Ilorin, Jalingo, Bauchi, Akure, Asaba, Dutse, Ibadan and Minna. The website address of Overland airways is

  • Azman Air

    Azman air was founded in the year 2010 and it has it hub at the Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano. Azman air is owned by Nigerian Business man Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina.
    Azman air presently owns a fleet of 5 aircraft and travel mainly to 10 destinations namely: Lagos, Kaduna, Kebbi, Yola, Maiduguri, Portharcourt and Abuja among others.
    Azman air website is

  • Max Air

    Max air is a Nigerian airline that started operation in the year 2008. Max air is a chartered airline with its major hub at the Aminu Kano International Airport Kano.
    Presently Max air has a fleet of 9 aircraft and they work with the government especially during hajj operations. The website of Max air is

  • Med-view Airlines

    Med-view airlines started in 2007 as a chatered airline for air-lifting pilgrims to Saudi-Arabia but it expanded to dmestic flight services in the year 2012.
    Med-view airlines has a fleet of 3 aircraft and engage in flight travel to 6 domestic destinations.
    Med-view airlines head office is located at no 21 Olowu Street, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja Lagos State. Their website is

  • First Nation Airways

    First nation airways was founded in the year 2011 by the former CEO of the now defunct Bellview airline. They have their headquarters in Lagos and they operate flights to 3 domestic destinations namely: Lagos, Abuja and Portharcourt. They have a fleet of 2 aircraft and their website address is

  • Allied Airline

    Allied Airline operates mainly as a cargo airline with its base at the popular Muritala Mohammad International Airport Ikeja, Lagos.
    They have a fleet of 3 aircraft and they operate chartered flight across the country.
    Their website address is

Top International Airlines In Nigeria

  1. Aero Contractors
    Room 2058, 2nd Floor, Muritala Mohammad Intl Airport, Ikeja Lagos
  2. Arik Air
    Arik Air Aviation Center MMIA domestic wing,  Ikeja, Lagos
  3. Atlantic Express Airlines
    Suite 1D Princess Court, Victoria Island Lagos
  4. Air France
    South Atlantic Petroleum Towers, Plot 98, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island Lagos
  5. Air India
    2nd Floor, Water Parks Plaza, Toyin Street, Ikeja Lagos
  6. British Airways
    The Waterfront, Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos
  7. China Southern Airlines
    South Atlantic Petroleum Towers, Plot 98, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island Lagos
  8.  Emirates
    Plot 30 Churchgate Building, Victoria Island, Lagos
  9. Ethiopian Airline
    3, Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
  10. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
    South Atlantic Petroleum Towers, Plot 98, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island Lagos
  11. Kenya Airways
    1st Floor, Churchgate Building, Victoria Island, Lagos
  12. Lufthansa Airlines
    Lagos: 2nd Floor, Plot 30 Churchgate Building, Victoria Island, Lagos
    Abuja: Transcorp Hilton Congress Hall Abuja
    Port Harcourt: Hotel Presidential Port Harcourt
  13. Qatar Airways
    2nd Floor, Ecobank Building, Plot 21 Ahmadu Bello, Victoria Island Lagos
  14. Virgin Atlantic
    The Ark Towers, Plot 17, ligaliayorinde Street, Victoria Island Lagos
  15. South African Airlines
    28c Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island Lagos.
  16. Turkish Airlines
    Plot 1, Wing B, South Atlantic Petroleum Towers, 2nd Floor, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island Lagos.

If you have any question as regads any airline whether domestic or international you can check our questions and answers page on air transport in Nigeria or you can drop it in the comment section below

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