Top 5 Best Local Airlines In Nigeria (2023)

Best Local Airlines in Nigeria

Nigeria aviation industry has been taken over heavily by private individuals and corporate bodies.

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Despite numerous assurances and media hype by Nigerian government to revitalize the Nigeria owned national carrier, Nigeria Airways, the plans and project has become a mirage.

Today many private owned airlines have taken over the Nigerian airspace and are out doing one another to earn the crown of best airline in Nigeria.

Nigeria has witnessed the rise and fall of many local airlines in Aviation industry like Sosoliso etc.

However, the sector despite not being at the level of some of the bests in the world, can be said to have made a steady improvement over the last decade.

Today in Nigeria, there exist over ten local private owned airlines operating in Nigeria airspace.

Some of these airlines have broken records of conducting international flights to some far ends of the earth.

In this article, out of numerous airlines operating in Nigeria, we will be looking at the best 5 performing airlines in the country.

Nigeria Best Airlines

Air Peace

The biggest name in Nigeria airlines today is Air peace. The airline in recent times has stood in for Nigerians and served as national carrier for government.

The company has spearheaded evacuation operations that the Nigerian government has conducted in recent times.

On the process, a record was broken of flying from Lagos to Beijing. It is unarguably the best airline in Nigeria.

The airline was founded in 2013 and offer Economy Class, Premium Economy and Business Class.

Air peace is headquartered in Lagos Nigeria and offer flight service across Nigeria major cities as well as African countries.

Arik Air

Arik Air is one of the top 5 best airlines in Nigeria. The airline was founded in 2002 but took off operations in 2006.

It is part of airlines that came on board to hold the legacies of Nigeria Airways. Arik Air conduct domestic, regional and international flight services.

Arik Air is an airline giant in West Africa. The airline is headquartered in, Ikeja Lagos & is one of the leading and trusted airlines in Nigeria.

Azman Air

Azman Air is a Nigerian private airline founded in 2010. Azman Air provides local and international flights services to the public at affordable prices.

Azman Air currently operates return flights domestically From Lagos to Kano, Abuja, Kaduna, Kebbi, Gombe, Yola, Maiduguri and Portharcourt.

Also, from Abuja to Kano, Kebbi, Lagos, Maiduguri, Gombe, Yola and Portharcourt. As well as Kano to Kebbi, Lagos, Abuja. It is one of Nigerian’s most reputable and respected airlines.

Med-View Airline

Med-View Airline is a leading Nigerian airline established in 2007. In 2012, the airline expanded its service from primarily providing flight to Hajj to provide domestic and international flight services. It is one of customers most friendly airlines in Nigeria.

Aero Contractors

Aero Contractors is one of the oldest airlines in Nigeria founded in 1959. It is partly controlled by Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMACON).

The airline is headquartered in, Ikeja Lagos. They provide local and international flights services as well as helicopter services. They also conduct air charter and third-party aircraft operations.

We hope that through the ministry of aviation, the Nigerian airline and aviation industry will continue to grow and expand into one of the best in Africa.

United Nigerian Airline

This another good performing airline company in Nigeria.It is owned by Anambra born billionaire, Dr. Obiorah Okonkwo.

It is one of the best private airlines in Nigeria. The Nigerian top airline was granted license for operation on February, 2023.

United Nigerian Airline is one of the best and safest airlines for Lagos to Anambra, Enugu air travels or route.



The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.

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