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Airlines

Name: KABO AIR
7JetSet7 Code: KAB
Status: Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: KANO
Country: NIGERIA
Employees 600
Web:
Email:
Telephone: +234 (64) 649 591
Fax: +234 (64) 631 355
Sita: KANDZKO
Background
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FORMED IN 1980 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1981. DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
6733 ASHTON ROAD
PO BOX 1850
KANO, 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.

FEBRUARY 1997: PARENT COMPANY: KABO HOLDINGS.

2 747-100'S, EX-FORTIS. 1 727-200 (JT8D-9A) TO MIAMI JET.

JULY 1997: 600 EMPLOYEES.

3 BAC 111-401'S (SPEY 511-14), 1 VIP.

MARCH 1998: 727-200 (5N-LLL) "C" MAINTENANCE CHECK & CORROSION PREVENTION & CONTROL PROGRAM (CPCP) MAINTENANCE CONTRACT TO ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES (ETH).

APRIL 1998: 600 EMPLOYEES.

APRIL 1999: 600 EMPLOYEES. SITA: KANDZKO.

APRIL 2000: 600 EMPLOYEES.

DECEMBER 2000: 3 747-136'S (JT9D-7A) (19765, 5N-RRR; 19766, 5N-JJJ; 20952, 5N-000), EX-BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB).

JUNE 2001: 3 747-200'S (20842; 20921; 21189), EX-VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS (VAA).

AUGUST 2001: SITA: KANDZKO. 600 EMPLOYEES.

1 ORDER (FEBRUARY 2002) 747-243B (19732), EX-VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS (VAA). KABO AIR (KAB) WILL USE THIS FOR SERVICE TO LONDON AS THE 2ND DESIGNATED NIGERIAN CARRIER.

JANUARY 2002: KABO AIR (KAB) IS ONE OF 3 NIGERIAN AIRLINES APPROVED BY THE SAUDI ARABIAN GOVERNMENT TO OPERATE HADJ FLIGHTS. (KAB) EXPECTS TO CARRY 37,339 PILGRIMS.

April 2002: SITA: KANDZHO.

Owners/Shareholders: Kabo Holdings (100%).

September 2003: Plans to resume domestic operations as soon as it acquires new airplanes in 2004. Currently has 5 747's that it hopes to use for Hadj flights later in 2003. In the meantime, 2 of the airplanes are operating between Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia, while the others are transporting troops to Liberia.

June 2004: Receives OK for flights to Rome, Nairobi, & N'djamena.

November 2007: 747-251B (23547, 5N-MAD), ex-(N636US), delivery.

April 2008: Kabo Air (KAB) offers special charter jet airplane services for corporate bodies, executive individuals or government officials.

(IATA) Code: N9. (IATA) Code: QNK - (Callsign - KABO).

SITA: KANDZKO.

Parent organization/shareholders: Kabo Holdings (100%).

Main Base: Kano Mallam Aminu International airport (KAN).

June 2008: 747-200 (23549), ex-Northwest Airlines (NWA) reactivated from storage at Marana. To be leased to Biman Bangladesh (BNG) along with 2 other 747-200s (21991; 23548).

August 2008: A320-211 (615, F-OKRM), MenaJet (MNJ) wet-leased.

October 2008: 747-251B (23548, 5N-DKB), acquired from Northwest Airlines (NWA) to be wet-leased for the upcoming hajj season - - SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "KAB-747-200-OCT08."

April 2009: 747-251B (23548), returned from Biman Bangladesh (BNG) and leased to RAK Airways (RAK).

June 2009: 767-383ER (25365, TF-FIB - - SEE PHOTO - - "KAB-767-2009-11"), ex-Travel Service (TSF), Icelandair (ICE) wet-leased, for new service from Abuja and Kano to Cairo (al-Qahira), via Dubai and Jeddah.

November 2009: For the Hadj airlift, Kabo Air (KAB) intends to carry more than >31,000 pilgrims (some 10% of the total from Nigeria) using three 546-seat 747-200Bs and a 218-seat 757-200.

July 2013: 747-422 (26878, 5N-MDK), ex-(N135KB), bought from Apollo Aviation Group.

July 2015: The Nigerian government on July 10 said it has no plan to ban Liberian airlines from coming into the country, following a fresh outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in the West African nation.

A fresh case of Ebola was detected in Liberia, nearly two months after the West African country was declared free of the virus by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Liberian authorities are monitoring at least 100 people thought to have been in contact with a 17-year-old boy, Abraham Memaigar, who died on June 28 in Margibi County, Liberia.

Spokesperson for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Fan Ndubuoke said in Lagos, the country's commercial hub, that both inbound and outbound passengers were being screened for the virus by Port Health Officials.

He told reporters that the Ebola Prevention and Control was a collaborative effort by relevant agencies, saying adequate facilities were in place at the Port Health Office, where inbound and outbound passengers were adequately screened.

According to him, rather than banning the airlines, the various agencies have intensified necessary preventive measures at all the international airports in the country.

He assured the public and intending passengers that all government agencies were on their guard not to allow any passenger who refused to be screened into the country.

He added that the authority would not hesitate to sanction any airline that violated the mandatory screening at its various check points.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
KAB-747-238B
KAB-747-200-2008-10
KAB-747-2008-12
KAB-767-2009-11
KAB-767-2009-11-A

April 2016:

0 727-25 (JT8D) (13-18254, /64 5B-AWV; 20-18258, /64 5B-AWY), EX-(EAL), "MALLAM AMINU KANO". 2 WFU.

0 727-224 (JT8D-9A) (807-20463, /72 5N-TTT; 930-20654, /73 5N-LLL; 938-20656, /73; 978-20658, /73 5N-MMM), EX-(CAL), 20658 PARTED OUT, 3 WFU. 164Y.

0 727-225 (JT8D) (767-20147, /69 5N-SSS "ALHAJI A GUMI," (AAV) LSD; 836-20442, /70 5N-KBY "MALLAM Z ZATIOCK"), EX-(EAL). 2 WFU.

2 747-136 (JT9D-7A) (109-19765, /70 5N-RRR "ALHAJI ADO BAYERO, EMIR OF KANO;" 111-19766, /70 5N-JJJ; 246-20952, /74 5N-OOO), EX-(BAB)/(AFD), 19766; RTND. 504Y.

0 747-146 (51-19726, /70 5N-EDO), EX-(JAL), (OKD) LSD. PARTED OUT AT TIJUANA 2003-03.

0 747-148 (JT9D-7AH) (84-19744, /70 5N-ZZZ; 108-19745, /71 5N-AAA), EX-(ARL), (FOS) LSD 1997-07. 19744; 19745; RTND.

2 747-238 (JT9D-7J) (238-20842, /74 5N-PDP; 241-20921, /74 5N-PPP), EX-(VAA) 2001-06. 50F, 30C, 294Y.

1 747-243B (JT9D-7J) (134-19732, /71 5N-EEE), EX-(VAA). 52F, 30C, 281Y.

1 747-251B (JT9D-7R4G2) (642-23547, /86 5N-MAD), EX-(NWA), (N636US) 2007-11. WET-LST (BNG) FOR HADJ 2008-12. 67C, 282Y.

2 747-251B (JT9D-7R4G2) (21991; 644-23548, /86 5N-DKB), EX-(NWA), LST (BNG) 2008-06. 23548; RF (BNG) LST (RAK) 2009-04. 67C, 282Y.

1 747-251B (JT9D-7R4G2) (651-23549, /86 N638US), EX-(NWA), LST (BNG) 2009-06. 67C, 282Y.

1 747-287B (JT9D-7J) (274-21189, /75 5N-NNN), EX-(VAA) 2001-12. 52F, 30C, 281Y.

1 747-346 (JT9D-7R4G2) (693-23968, /87 5N-DBM "KATSINA"), MAXAIR (NGL) WET-LSD. 28F, 538Y.

1 747-422 (PW4056) (966-26878, /93 5N-MDK), EX-(COR)/ UAL), EX-(N135KB), BF APOLLO AVIATION GROUP 2013-07. 24C, 558Y.

1 767-383ER (395-25365, TF-FIB - - SEE PHOTO - - "KAB-767-2009-11"), (ICE) WET-LSD 2009-06.

0 DC-8-50F, RTND.

1 A320-211 (CFM56-A5) (615, /96 F-OKRM), (MNJ) WET-LSD 2008-08. 155Y.

0 BAC 111-204 (069, /66; 031; 032; 100; 102; 104; 180), ALL SCRAPPED.

0 BAC 111-401 (SPEY 511-14) (064, /66 5N-HHH), 1 VIP CONFIG (106 STORED), 84Y.

Management:
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ALHAJI DAN KABO, CHAIRMAN.

THOMAS BARNABAS, GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR.

MOHAMMED SAIDU, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

ALHAJI ALIYU AMINU, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OPERATIONS.

VICTOR AIGBOKHAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR/DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS (1999-10).

GARBA SHITU, MANAGING DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL.

MOHAMMED HASSAN, GROUP DIRECTOR HADJ AFFAIRS.

M DOLPIN, DIRECTOR TECHNICAL (T: (234-1) 4645172).

J K ACHIYYI, MANAGER QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) & DEPUTY TECHNICAL MANAGER.

JON BRYNJOLFSSON, CHIEF ENGINEER.

 
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