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FORMED IN 1998 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2000. DOMESTIC, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
8A UDI STREET, ASO DRIVE
ABUJA (ACT), NIGERIA
The Federal Republic of Nigeria was established in 1960, it covers an area of 923,768 sq km, its population is 125 million, its capital city is Abuja, and its official language is English.
DECEMBER 2001: SERVICE TO LAGOS, KANO, MAIDUGURI, SOKOTO, AND YOLA. PLANS FOR INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS IN 2003.
1 727-256 (20603, 5N-IMM), EX-IBERIA AIRLINES (IBE).
JANUARY 2002: PLANS INTERNATIONAL ROUTES TO GHANA, IVORY COAST.
RECEIVES $3 MILLION LOAN FROM AFREXIMBANK WITH WHICH TO EXPAND OPERATIONS.
January 2003: 747-146 (20531, TF-ATE) & 767-204ER (24239, TF-ATP), Air Atlanta Icelandic (AID) wet-leased for Hadj. 1 747-312 (23033, TJ-CAE), Cameroon Airlines (CAM) wet-leased for Hadj.
June 2003: 410 employees.
September 2003: Partha Biswas, Chairman & (CEO), replaced Brigadier-General Muhammed Buba Marwa, who resigned.
July 2004: 737-244 (22590, 5N-YMM), Safair (SFA) wet-leased.
August 2004: 410 employees.
May 2005: Albarka Air (ABF) provides scheduled and charter, jet airplane services within Nigeria and charter, jet airplane flights to other countries in central and west Africa.
283 employees (including 14 Flight Crew (FC), 34 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 45 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
(IATA) Code: F4. (ICAO) Code: NBK - (Callsign - AL-AIR).
Parent organization/shareholders: Buba Marwa (51%); & others (49%).
Main Base: Abuja International airport (ABV).
Hubs: Lagos Murtala Muhammed airport (LOS); Maiduguri airport (MIU); & Yola airport (YOL).
Domestic, scheduled destinations: Abuja; Lagos; Maiduguri; & Yola.
December 2005: Suspended all flights.
Several airlines in Nigeria were grounded this week following the cancellation of their Air Operators Certificate (AOC) in light of the recent crashes in this country. They are:
Albarka Air (ABF);
Chanchangi Airlines (CGI);
Sosoliso Airlines (YNQ).