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4 best airlines for domestic flights in Nigeria


Nigeria is a fairly large country compared to some other nations within the continent, and while road and rail are major forms of transportation within the state, flying has proved to be a great time-saving alternative.

Airports across Nigeria operate domestic routes and with the recent investments in new technology – both in the air and on the ground, these domestic flights are fast, frequent and essentially reliable.

Nigeria’s air transport industry as a whole has witnessed an enhancement over the years as the spate of air crashes are now far between and there have been improvements to the booking and flight experiences, especially with timeliness and baggage management. However, the truth remains that not all the available airlines are equal in relevance and status. While some still fall short in the area of  flight delays, cancellations, mishandled or lost baggage, denied boarding, and customer satisfaction, there are a few that excel continuously in performance., Africa’s No. 1 online hotel booking portal reveals the best airlines for domestic flights in Nigeria.


Aero Contractors.

Operating domestic and international schedule services, air charter, and third party aircraft operations, Aero Contractors simply referred to as “Aero”, is a Nigerian-based airline with two wings: Fixed Wing, for scheduled passenger services in Nigeria and Western Africa, and Rotary Wing, for the helicopter services used by the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Its coverage of domestic routes is fairly extensive including Abuja, Benin City, Enugu, Lagos, Calabar, Owerri, Uyo, Port Harcourt and more.


Arik Air.

Founded in 2002 as the vision of Sir Arumemi-Ikhide, Arik Air is fast becoming one of West-Africa’s leading airline operating a domestic, regional and international flight network.

The domestic arm which operates mainly from two hubs at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja connects almost every key parts of the country including Calabar, Gombe, Kano, Ibadan, Port harcourt, Warri, Kaduna, Benin, Asaba, and offers stellar airline experience including lower than average fees, occasional discounted flight rates, friendly service, and in-flight privileges for passengers.


IRS Airlines:

A limited liability company established in March 2002, IRS Airlines is based in Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, Nigeria, which covers a fairly wide range of domestic flights and destinations including Abuja, Akwa Ibom, Kano, Kaduna, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Jos, Calabar, Maiduguri.

Aside from very high safety records, their services are quite flexible as flight ticket, flight schedule and online booking reservation can be done online without any restrictions.


Air Peace:

Founded in 2013, Air Peace Airways is a private Nigerian airline based in Lagos, Nigeria with a mission to “expand locations both domestically and beyond as the largest and most profitable airline company to achieve safe, efficient and affordable short and long haul services”.

Equipped with seven aircrafts – 3 state of the art Dornier 328 Jets and 4 Boeing 737-500 SP jets, travelers are provided with an enthralling travel experience as safety and professionalism are key to their services. Their fares are also affordable, accommodating a wide range of travelers.


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