To Fly or Not To Fly....Which Aircraft?


In the wake of the recent air disaster that happened lately, a lot of questions have arisen over whether to ever travel by air across Nigeria's airspace. Even if the option was to fly, which aircraft company would be the best bet to fly?

I got wind of this list on the different Nigerian aircraft (of which most are Tokunbo aircraft) and it's shocking to discover that our airports may actually be a dumping ground for worn-out aircraft. Check out the age range of these airlines.



Aero Contractors Company – 12 planes. Average age is 19.7 years




Africa Charter Services – 2 planes. Average age is 32.1 years




Air Nigeria – 12 planes. Average Age is 13.5 years




Air Taraba – 2 planes. Average age is 10.5 years





Arik Air – 21 planes. Average age is 5.5 years





Axiom Air – 1 plane. Average age is 24.5 years




Bellview Airlines (now defunct thanks to the 2005 crash that made
the business nose dive) – 2 planes. Average age is 31.9 years





 First Nation Airways (Formerly Bellview Airlines) – 3 planes. Average age is 18.4 years 




Chanchangi Airlines – 6 planes. Average age is 25.6 years





Dana Air – 4 planes. Average age is 21.4 years





IRS Airlines – 5 planes. Average age is 21.6 years





Kabo Air – 5 planes. Average age is 34.5 years



Not even a single image of this airline is available on the internet!
Max Air – 6 planes. Average age is 24.1 years




Overland Airways – 2 planes. Average age is 22.2 years




At least this airline can be excused for not having any image online
since it says they've got just 1 plane!
Tradecraft Airlines – 1 plane. Average age is 25.4 years 





TranSky Airlines – 1 plane. Average age is 28.2 years



It's amazing how some of these planes happen to look good despite their age. It's probably when you enter them that you realize that they are not all that. I know this because I once boarded one of the newer ones I could tell that it was not an old plane by the time I stepped inside.

So with these listed statistics, you can make a decision which airline you'd feel safer flying with!


9 Screamer(s):

Anonymous said...

Words cannot express how deeply touched I was n still is.seriously,how cud dis have happend? When I luk at those innocent kids,I cnt help but cry.But
then we cnt question God,Ño we cnt.
MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PERFECT PEAÇE TILL WE MEET AGAIN.

NOAH.. said...

Let's learn from this and put measures in place to prevent this happening again and to put rescue and emergency services in place to help minimize loss of lives when disasters of any nature strikes again.

Anonymous said...

What d hell is d aviation industry up to,registering n granting permits to airplanes dat r not air worthy....somthing has to b done....God help us...God help us

Anonymous said...

Haaaaaaaa, nawa oooo.cars that re made 20 yrs ago have disappeared on our streets, what are these planes still doing in air?

Anonymous said...

MAY THIER SOUL REST IN THE BOSOM OF OUR LORD.MAY THE LORD FILL THOSE VACUM THEY LEFT IN THE LIVES OF THEIR LOVED ONES.HAVEN SAID THIS, LETS ALL LEAVE OUR LIVES LIKE IT IS OUR LAST MINUTE ON EARTH. ABOVE ALL DRAW CLOSER TO GOD ALMIGHTY.

Anonymous said...

God forbid, dose it then mean that unused plane are not licenced to be sold in nigeria? Or our airline companies can not afford them, shit; if u ask me nigeria is not competent enough to do airline business. I think we need investors. God please continue to save us.

Anonymous said...

I dnt even knw if I wil travel by air.I hv a journey 2 mk nd I can neva go by rd nd I'm so scared of travelling even wit an international flight.May d souls of dose dat lost their lyf RIP.God knws Bst.

mridontry said...

God help us in Nigeria...Currently, i think Arik and Aero are the major domestic airlines operating.

http://www.mridontry.com

Max Williams said...

Not to Fly. That’s my opinion. Looking at the ages of these aircrafts makes me feel scared.

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