Cheapest Airlines in Nigeria

We all know that air transportation is the fastest way to get from one place to the other. And it is also the safest mode of transportation. Those in the aviation sector world over are held to a higher standard of safety measures as compared to other transportation sectors. When compared to other means of transport though, air in the most expensive. In this economic situation, we all want ways to save money.  In this article, you’ll be learning how to find cheap flights, and also the airlines that offer the cheapest flights in Nigeria.

One way to find cheap flights is to travel during off peak periods. This would mean around a time when you are likely to have fewer air travelers. Imagine you are travelling to Cross River state during their carnival. Air travel is definitely going to be more expensive and also hotel prices will be more. If the journey is not avoidable, you could book ahead of time. One month, or more, you are most likely to get a better deal.

Cheapest Flight Carriers in Nigeria

AirPeace Airlines

Upon starting operations in 2013, AirPeace has distinguished herself as one of the premium airline operators in Nigeria. With its very affordable airfares and top-notch safety measures, you can be well assured of getting to your destination in one piece and off course without a hole in your pocket. Airpeace is about the cheapest airline in Nigeria, this doesn’t in any way make the quality of their services substandard.

AirPeace is a privately owned company, with Alex Onyema as the CEO. AirPeace has 7 aircrafts in its fleet, 3 Dornier 328 Jets and 4 Boeing 737-500 SP jets. And they fly to the major cities in Nigeria, these cities include Lagos, Owerri, Abuja, Portharcourt, Sokoto, Kaduna, Calabar, Benin, Uyo and they also fly to Accra Ghana. Accra is their flagship international destination; we expect them as time goes to increase their international destinations.  The best price available for AirPeace is N20,574, but to get this discounted offer you have to book at least 1 week ahead of your scheduled date. Their normal price ranges from N24,582 upwards, depending on the class you’d like to take.

Dana Air

Dana Air is an airline company, based in Nigeria, and owned by a group of Indians. Dana air is probably the most embattled of all airlines in the history of flights in Nigeria. In recent times, they have lost their licence twice, due to safety standards. These problems have since been fixed though. Dana air provides one of the cheapest flight services in Nigeria and they are probably one of the most popular. They also offer charter services. Dana Air route includes Uyo, Owerri, Portharcourt, with Accra as the only International destination. Their cheapest fare is N21,000 but you have to book days ahead to be sure of getting this discounted price. Dana flies, economy, business and also premium classes. Of course the various classes come with their individual characteristics.


They are called the Blue Wings, apart from their local routes they also fly international. These routes include London in the UK and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Medview recently started flying to Accra Ghana. To get the best prices from Medview, make sure you book online, there is usually a discount for those who book online. Their offices are in Lagos, Uk and Jeddah, with the Lagos office being the head office.

Arik Air

Arik Air was founded by Arumemi Ikhide in 2002, and between then and now, they have grown to become one of Nigeria’s top flight carriers offering premium services. They offer flights to major Nigerian cities including Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Calabar, Kano, Gombe, Warri, Kaduna, Benin and Asaba. Arik Air also offers flights to the West African sub region, and off course international routes. All at very affordable prices with top quality services.  For great flying experience, Arik Air is the airline to fly.

IRS Airlines

They are reputed for their pristine safety track records, as far as the aviation industry is concerned. IRS Airlines, was established in 2002, and they fly to major Nigerian cities. With IRS Airlines, not only is safety sure, you can also book your ticket online hassle free. IRS combines world safety standards with affordable pricing. Their routes include Enugu, Calabar, Jos, and Maiduguri amongst others.

These are some of the cheapest flight carriers in Nigeria, and most of them have good safety track records. Well if you are coming into Nigeria, the best time to travel is during the rainy season. As there are lesser tourists, hotels are cheaper and flights are cheaper also. Just your basic demand and supply laws working here. With this report, you can be sure of getting the cheapest available flights to any of your destinations in Nigeria.

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