Wednesday, 6 June 2012


This is a comprehensive list of all aircrafts used in Nigeria and their ages.

Dana Air

OwnerReg NoAircraft TypeDate BoughtAge
Dana Air5N-DEVMcDonnell Douglas MD-83 C12Y12811-05-2012 20.9 Years
Dana Air5N-JAIMcDonnell Douglas MD-83 C12Y12821-08-2009 21.2 Years
Dana Air5N-SAIMcDonnell Douglas MD-83 C12Y12830-08-2008 21.7 Years
Dana Air5N-SRIMcDonnell Douglas MD-83 C12Y12804-08-2008 21.6 Years

Aero Contractors

OwnerReg NoAircraft TypeDate BoughtAge
Aero Contractor5N-BIZBoeing 737-4B701-02-2007 22.2 Years
Aero Contractor5N-BJABoeing 737-4B705-2007 21.7 Years
Aero Contractor5N-BJODe Havilland Canada DHC-8-311Q Dash 8 Y5023-02-2007 12.9 Years
Aero Contractor5N-BKQBoeing 737-52228-08-2008 19.4 Years
Aero Contractor5N-BKRBoeing 737-52214-08-2008 19 Years
Aero Contractor5N-BLCBoeing 737-52226-09-2008 19.4 Years
Aero Contractor5N-BLDBoeing 737-52210-08-2008 19.9 Years
Aero Contractor5N-BLEBoeing 737-52202-04-2009 19.9 Years
Aero Contractor5N-BLGBoeing 737-52228-08-2011 20.5 Years
Aero Contractor5N-BLHBoeing 737-522 20.7 Years
Aero Contractor5N-BOB737-42C26-03-2012 21 Years
Aero Contractor5N-BOC737-42C17-10-2011 20.2 Years

Arik Air

OwnerReg NoAircraft TypeDate BoughtAge
Arik Air 5N-BKUDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 C10Y6214-10-2009
Arik Air 5N-BKVDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 C10Y6206-11-2009
Arik Air 5N-JEACanadair CL-600-2D24 Regional Jet CRJ-900ER C10Y6502-10-2006
Arik Air 5N-JEBCanadair CL-600-2D24 Regional Jet CRJ-900ER C10Y6502-10-2006
Arik Air 5N-JECCanadair CL-600-2D24 Regional Jet CRJ-900ER C10Y6502-10-2006
Arik Air 5N-JEDCanadair CL-600-2D24 Regional Jet CRJ-900ER C10Y6531-03-2007 5.4 Years
Arik Air 5N-MJCBoeing 737-7BD(WL) C12Y119 14-06-2007 N1795B Martin14-06-2007 5.2 Years
Arik Air 5N-MJDBoeing 737-7BD(WL) C12Y11914-06-2007 5.2 Years
Arik Air 5N-MJEBoeing 737-7GL(WL) Y14925-11-2007 4.7 Years
Arik Air 5N-MJFBoeing 737-7GL(WL) Y14904-12-2007 4.6 Years
Arik Air 5N-MJGBoeing 737-7BD(WL) C12Y11227-05-2008 4.2 Years
Arik Air 5N-MJHBoeing 737-7BD(WL) C12Y11227-05-2008 4.2 Years
Arik Air 5N-MJIBoeing 737-7BD(WL) C12Y11204-02-2009 11.3 Years
Arik Air 5N-MJ JBoeing 737-76N(WL) C12Y11204-02-2009 11.2 Years
Arik Air 5N-MJKBoeing 737-76N(WL) C12Y11209-04-2009 11.1 Years
Arik Air 5N-MJNBoeing 737-86N(WL) C16Y13210-03-2009 3.4 Years
Arik Air 5N-MJOBoeing 737-86N(WL) C16Y13229-06-2009 3.3 Years
Arik Air 5N-MJPBoeing 737-8JE(WL) C20Y12628-10-2009 2.8 Years
Arik Air 5N-MJQBoeing 737-8JE(WL) C20Y12617-02-2010 2.7 Years
Arik Air CS-TFWAirbus A340-542 C36Y20111-12-2008 4 Years
Arik Air CS-TFXAirbus A340-542 C36Y20129-04-2009 3.9 Years

Air Nigeria

OwnerReg NoAircraft TypeDate BoughtAge
Air Nigeria5N-VNCBoeing 737-33V C16Y10002-06-2010 13 Years
Air Nigeria5N-VNDBoeing 737-33V C16Y10002-06-2010 13 Years
Air Nigeria5N-VNE Boeing 737-33V C16Y10002-06-2010 12.8 Years
Air Nigeria5N-VNFBoeing 737-33V C16Y10008-07-2010 12.7 Years
Air Nigeria5N-VNGBoeing 737-33V C16Y10002-06-2010 12.6 Years
Air Nigeria5N-VNHEmbraer ERJ-190AR (ERJ-190-100 IGW) C12Y8402-06-2010
Air Nigeria5N-VNIEmbraer ERJ-190AR (ERJ-190-100 IGW) C12Y8402-06-2010
Air Nigeria5N-VNJBoeing 737-36N C16Y10016-08-2010 15.2 Years
Air Nigeria5N-VNKBoeing 737-33A C16Y10015-11-2010 15.3 Years
Air Nigeria5N-VNLBoeing 737-33A C16Y10015-11-2010 15.2 Years
Air Nigeria5N-VNMBoeing 737-4Q803-08-2011 18.2 Years
Air NigeriaSU-GCIAirbus A330-243 C24Y24413-05-2012 6.7 Years

Chanchangi Airlines

OwnerReg NoAircraft TypeDate BoughtAge
Chanchangi Airlines5N-BEVBoeing 737-217(A)10-12-2004 30.2 Years
Chanchangi Airlines5N-BIFBoeing 737-282(A)21-11-2005 29 Years
Chanchangi Airlines5N-BIGBoeing 737-282(A)28-12-2005 29 Years
Chanchangi Airlines5N-BIHBoeing 737-282(A)28-12-2005 22.9 Years
Chanchangi Airlines5N-BMBBoeing 737-3J603-2009 21.3 Years
Chanchangi Airlines5N-BMCBoeing 737-3Z003-2009 21.2 Years

First Nation Airways

OwnerReg NoAircraft TypeDate BoughtAge
First Nation Airway5N-FNAAirbus A320-21207-04-201119.3 Years
First Nation Airway5N-FNBAirbus A320-21208-04-201118.2 Years
First Nation Airway5N-FNCAirbus A320-21210-04-201117.7 Years

IRS Airlines

OwnerReg NoAircraft TypeDate BoughtAge
IRS Airlines5N-CEOFokker F10020-08-200422.3 Years
IRS Airlines5N-HIRFokker F10022-01-200918.4 Years
IRS Airlines5N-SATFokker F10022-12-201022.3 Years
IRS Airlines5N-SIKFokker F10016-07-201022.5 Years
IRS Airlines5N-SMRFokker F10002-03-201022.4 Years

Kabo Air

OwnerReg NoAircraft TypeDate BoughtAge
Kabo Air5N-DKBBoeing 747-251B22-10-2008 26.1 Years
Kabo Air5N-JJJBoeing 747-13601-200141.3 Years
Kabo Air5N-JRMBoeing 747-251B25-11-200825.9 Years
Kabo Air5N-PDPBoeing 747-238B17-07-200138.1 Years
Kabo Air5N-RRRBoeing 747-13601-200141.3 Years

Max Air

OwnerReg NoAircraft TypeDate BoughtAge
Max Air5N-BMGBoeing 747-34627-07-200925.7 Years
Max Air5N-DBMBoeing 747-34612-11-200824.5 Years
Max Air5N-DDKBoeing 747-34620-08-200924.6 Years
Max Air5N-HMBBoeing 747-43810-201121.1 Years
Max Air5N-MBBBoeing 747-34622-04-200924.4 Years
Max AirM-ANGAEmbraer EMB-135BJ Legacy06-01-2012

Overland Airways

OwnerReg NoAircraft TypeDate BoughtAge
Overland Airways5N-BCRATR 42-32004-03-200525.6 Years
Overland Airways5N-BNDATR 42-32027-10-201018.7 Years

Oya, make your choice and be wise....

1 see 41 years! Some of our parents were not even born when it was bought!


  1. Huh...Anita thank u thank u thank and thank u again.dis info ws so vital to my offis as it got d attention of my GM,finacial controller n my headsupervisor...i got dem all attracted 2ma sys cos its "a must read material"

  2. If this info is authentic, then Arik still rocks for the next 10-15years. The few times I took Nigerian flights, I have always used Arik,except once I used chachanghi. Again am glad Arik is owned by a Nigerian.I do know flying is so convenient, however for safety reasons we have to consider commuting sometimes. Each time I visit Nigeria I commute from Lagos/Abuja to the East for fear of Nigerian flights.Some pple tink I was being stingy but it wasn't about money,but safety.If I was stingy to myself I wouldn't pay $2500 to fly from north of Canada to Nigeria each year.Some Nigerians take flying as a STATUS SYMBOL, especially girls. The horrible day I took chachangi from lagos to owerri, it was visibly shaking and turbulent. I got so scared and a 20year old portharcourt girl sitting beside me was laughing and asked me: IS THIS UR 1ST TIME OF TAKING FLIGHT? I said yes,lol.She laughed and said: dont worry u'll get used to it, its normal for flight to shake,lol. However she was probably 8yrs when I left Nigeria.So my beloved people, be wise.

  3. Anita, God bless u 4 dis info, u re really doin fine up ihini blog

  4. @ Saint, Glad i could help!

    @ Anon 20.01, i totally get you on the fact that flying is seen as a status symbol. It is a big deal to some pple...however, i just hope this list will help everyone mk better choices.

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