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Name: ALBARKA AIR
7JetSet7 Code: ABF
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: ABUJA
Country: NIGERIA
Employees 410
Web:
Email: albarkaair@skannet.com
Telephone: +234 95 23 3544
Fax: +234 95 23 3576
Sita:
Background
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Click below for data links:
ABF-2004-07-737-244
ABF-2004-09-737-200

FORMED IN 1998 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2000. DOMESTIC, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
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).

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
ABF-727-256

December 2005:

2 727-256 (JT8D-9) (915-20603, /72 5N-IMM; 916-20604, /73 5N-AMM), EX-(IBE) 2001-12. 153Y OR 8C, 140Y.

1 737-244 (JT8D-17A) (854-22590, /82 5N-YMM), (SFA) LSD 2004-07. 20C, 87Y.

0 747-146 (197-20531, TF-ATE), (AID) WET-LSD 2003-01 FOR HADJ.

0 747-246B (137-19825, TF-ATF), (AID) WET-LSD FOR HADJ 2003-01.

0 747-312 (609-23033, TJ-CAE), (CAM) WET-LSD 2003-01 FOR HADJ.

0 767-204ER (243-24239, TF-ATP), (AID) WET-LSD 2003-01 FOR HADJ.

1 BAC 111-401AK (SPEY 511-14) (068, /66 5N-MBM), VIP 21 PAX.

3 BAC 111-500 (SPEY 512-14DW) (202, /70 5N-BBP; 230, /70 5N-BBQ; 252, /76 5N-BBU), 202 STORED AT MALTA-AL FAR 2008-04. 119Y.

Management:
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PARTHA BISWAS, CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (2003-09).

HONEST STEPHEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

MIKE AYLING, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING.

BONA UGWUJA, DIRECTOR FINANCE.

AHMED ALIYU, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

YAKUB NASIR, DIRECTOR SPECIAL DUTIES.

BRICCIO MONTEAGUDO, CHIEF ENGINEER.

 
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