Operational International Airlines in Nigeria

Are you thinking of travelling out of Nigeria and completely dazzled on which airline to use? Good news! We have bought your worries over, because below are carefully outlined international airlines operating in Nigeria and enunciated quite a few of them. Feel free to state any one you need details.

  • Aero Contractors
  • Aeroflot
  • Arik Air
  • Air France
  • Alitalia
  • Atlantic Express Airlines
  • British Airways
  • China Sothern Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Egypt Air
  • Ethiopian Airline
  • Ghana Airways
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Kenya Airways
  • Lufthansa German Airlines
  • Middle East Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Saudi Air
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • South African Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines



Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited, which was formally owed by Schreiner Airways B.V, of the Netherlands, is known as Aero Contractors or simply Aero. It is a state-controlled Nigerian aviation company based at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos Nigeria.

In 1973, the company with initially 40% Nigerian holding became 60% in 1976. In January 2004, Schreiner Airways was bought by CHC Helicopter which acquired a 40% holding in Aero, while the 60% majority share remained within the Ibru family. On 1 July 2010, CHC sold its interests in Aero.

Aero Contractors (NG, Lagos) which serves first official airline of Nigeria has only one international destination; Accra – Kotoka International Airport, Ghana.


PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines commonly known as Aeroflot is the flag carrier and largest airline of the Russian Federation. The carrier is an open joint stock company that operates domestic and international passenger and services mainly from its hub at Sheremetyevo international airport in located in Molzhaninovsky District, Northern Administrative Okrug, Moscow, Russia. In Nigeria, the company do not have a direct office in Nigeria, but has a sort of agency at 36 Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria, but you can contact them directly on their website https://www.aeroflot.ru/ru-en

Aeroflot has over 100 destinations which include the following including Lagos, Nigeria. For more detailed locations, click this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Aeroflot_destinations


Arik Air is a Nigerian airline operating mainly from its two hubs at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Arik Air’s head office is the Arik Air Aviation Center on the grounds of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. It serves a network of regional and mid-haul destinations within Africa.

On 3 April 2006, Arik Air took over the former Nigeria Airways facilities in Lagos. You can make your bookings directly through their website on https://www.arikair.com/fly-us



Arik air currently operates in the following international destinations;

Luanda- Quatro de Fevereiro Airport, Angola.

Douala- Douala International Airport, Cameroun.

Libreville- Leon M’ba International Airport, Gabon

Banjul- Banjul International Airport, The Gambia.

Accra- Kotoka International Airport, Ghana.

Abidjan-Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport, Ivory Coast.

Monrovia-Roberts International Airport, Liberia.

Dakar-Blaise Diagne International Airport, Senegal.

Freetown-Lungi International Airport, Sierra Leone.


Air France is the French flag carrier headquartered in Tremblay-en-France. It is a subsidiary of the Air France–KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Air France was formed on 7 October 1933 from a merger of Air Orient, Air Union, Compagnie Générale Aéropostale, Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Aérienne (CIDNA), and Société Générale de Transport Aérien (SGTA).  Its major Hub is at Charles de Gaulle Airport. Its biggest intercontinental hub, with 335 daily departures. Its other hubs include; Orly Airport, serving 40 destinations around the world, Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, serving 37 destinations in France and Europe, then Marseille Provence Airport serving 30 destinations in France, Europe and Africa.
Air France also have a hub at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport: Air France flies to four destinations from Nice. Lastly, it has Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, from which it flies to 14 destinations from Toulouse.


Air France offers the services of a full global airline. It flies to 168 international destinations in 93 countries across 6 continents.



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