Tuesday, 2 October 2018

How To Book Cheap Domestic Flights In Nigeria: Air Peace,Arik,Aero Contractors,Dana Air And Medview Airlines 


Imagine seating next to a passenger in an air plane and eventually finding out that s/he actually got the ticket at a
cheaper price,trust me that can be really annoying,after it happened to me several times,I then took it to myself to find out how to book cheap local flights within Nigeria.
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There are now a handful number of airlines that operate in Nigerian cities,but I decided to closely check out the major ones like Air Peace,Arik Air,Aero Contractors,Dana Air And Medview Airlines.

First of all,lets check out these airlines and the routes they operate.

How To Book Cheap Local Flights In Nigeria

1. Air Peace

With a fleet size of 10,Air Peace is a private Nigerian airline which provides passenger and charter services and connects up to 7 major cities of Nigeria.

It was founded in 2013 and is currently the most popular and one of the cheapest local airlines in Nigeria.

Routes:
  • Sokoto
  • Abuja
  • Lagos
  • Ondo
  • Benin
  • Enugu

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  • Calabar
  • Owerri
  • Uyo
  • Port Harcourt 
Website:
www.flyairpeace.com

2. Arik Air

Arik Air was supposed to be the king of domestic flights in Nigeria,but for some time it has been facing stiff competition  from new domestic airline operators in Nigeria.
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Arik Air took over the former Nigeria Airways facilities in Lagos in 2006.

Arik Air also flies to other destinations around the world and also within Africa.

Nigerian Routes:
  • Abuja
  • Asaba
  • Benin City
  • Calabar
  • Enugu
  • Gombe
  • Ibadan
  • Ilorin
  • Jos
  • Kaduna
  • Kano
  • Lagos
  • Owerri
  • Port Harcourt
  • Sokoto
  • Uyo
  • Warri
  • Yola

3. Aero Contractors

Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited popularly known as Aero, is a state-controlled airline in Nigeria.It is also one of the first airlines to start operations in Nigeria from way back in 1959.
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Aero also operates helicopter services, fixed wing domestic and international scheduled passenger services, air charter and third party aircraft operations.

Routes:
  • Abuja 
  • Asaba
  • Benin City 
  • Calabar
  • Kaduna 
  • Kano 
  • Enugu 
  • Lagos 
  • Owerri 
  • Port Harcourt 
  • Uyo 
  • Sokoto 
Website:
www.flyaero.com

4. Dana Air

Dana Air is a Nigerian airline headquartered in Ikeja Lagos.
It was founded in 2008 and currently has a fleet size of just 6 air crafts.
Routes:
  • Abuja 
  • Accra
  • Kaduna
  • Lagos
  • Port Harcourt
  • Uyo 
  • Owerri
www.flydanaair.com

5. Med-View Airline

Med-View Airline was founded in 2007 as a charter airline, mainly operating Haji flights,since 2012 it started offerring domestic passenger services. 
Med-view has a fleet size of 7.

Routes:
  • Abuja
  • Enugu  
  • Kaduna  
  • Kano  
  • Lagos  
  • Maiduguri  
  • Owerri
  • Port Harcourt  
  • Yola
Website: www.medviewairline.com

Now to the ultimate question....

How To Book Cheap Flights In Nigeria?

Flight prices in Nigeria ranges between N18,000 -  N35,000 for economy class,where as before,you can easily book a flight for as low as N10,000 - N12,000, but with the current economic crises that saw an increase in the price of JET A1 fuel,domestic airline operators in Nigeria,also increased the price of flight tickets in Nigeria.
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However you can still buy flight tickets cheaper if you follow the following steps.

1. Plan your trip

Try to Plan your trips and schedule them well in advance.
You wouldn't want to plan or schedule your trip at a very busy festive season when airline ticket prices are high.
2. Book Ahead

You wouldn't want to book your flight a day before the day of your journey is you plan on cutting cost.
Try to book your flight days or weeks ahead as long as you are sure of when you plan to travel.

See: How To Book Cheap Flights On Air Peace 

3. Window Shop Online

Simply get an internet enabled phone and your naira master card ready.
Go online and check for available flights every two to three hours,if your lucky enough you 
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might be able to see a cheap available seat,book it and pay with your debit/ ATM card online.

4. Airline Agents

Some of these airline agents claim to be able to book cheap flights for their customers,and most often they don't succeed,so if your on a mission to buy cheap flight tickets,then its better to buy the tickets online,by yourself.

1 comment:

  1. Do you have any tips to book international Cheapest Air Tickets from Nigeria. And is fly africa good airline?

    ReplyDelete