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. Marble Brand Hotel, Lagos Airport, Ikeja No. 1 Luxury on Budget Hotel, reveals the best local 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 Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikwe 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.
- 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 13 state of the art Boeing 737 and 3 Boeing 777 aircrafts, 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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