Nigerian airlines’ aircraft fleets have been depleted by 58.9 percent over the past year, SaharaReporters has learned.

An investigation by our correspondent revealed that the fleet of the country’s carriers has reduced from almost 81 aircraft about a year ago to just 42 today, while 39 others are grounded.

Apart from Air Peace and Azman, all other Nigerian carriers are facing downsizing.

Our correspondent gathered that the most affected airlines are Arik Air and Aero, which experienced reductions from 26 to 10 and 13 to 1 aircraft, respectively.

He also learned that FirstNation Airways has only one active plane in its fleet of two, as one of its jets has remained grounded at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos since 2016.

See the status of each Nigerian airline’s aircraft fleet below:

Airline Fleet Active


Aero 13 1 12
Arik Air 26 10 16
FirstNation 2 1 1
Hak Air 4 0 4
Dana Air 7 3 4
Overland  7 6 1
Air Peace 13 13 0
Azman 4 4 0
Med-View 5 4 1


Murtala Muhammed International Airport


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