4 Cheapest Airline In Nigeria

The notion that Airlines offer luxury services catering only to affluent travelers who can afford higher fares is so not true. 

The aviation industry isn’t exclusively for the aristocrat. It offers options for people from all walks of life. 

So if you want to travel across the country on a budget, you should opt for the cheapest airline in Nigeria. 

Some of these are  Air Peace, Arik Air, Dana Air, Azman Air, Med-View Airline, Aero Contractors, and Overland Airways.

They are cheap doesn’t mean their services are crap. In fact, the services bestowed on you are shocking at this price point. 

4 Of The Cheapest Airline In Nigeria

1. Air Peace

Air Peace Airline takes the first spot not because they are the cheapest but because they are more popular. 

They came on board in 2003 by Allen Onyema and gained recognition with unquestionable customer service that significantly improves your overall flying experience. 

Air Peace is affordable –not the best of prices— but sets an unwavering competitive with its pricing targeting both economy and business fare classes. 

Although, you might be getting a no-frills experience for a budget ride. 

And since it is Nigerian-owned, Air Peace supports domestic and international carriers —but only within Africa.  

Here are common International destinations of Air Peace Airline:

CountryCityAirportIata Code
GambiaBanjulBanjul International AirportBJL
GhanaAccraKotoka International AirportACC
LiberiaMonroviaRoberts International AirportROB
SenegalDakarBlaise Diagne International AirportDSS
Sierra LeoneFreetownLungi International AirportFNA
United Arab EmiratesSharjahSharjah International AirportSHJ

Air Peace Domestic destinations:

AbujaNnamdi Azikiwe International AirportABV
AkureAkure AirportAKR
AsabaAsaba International AirportABB
BeninBenin AirportBNI
CalabarMargaret Ekpo International AirportCBQ
EnuguAkanu Ibiam International AirportENU
LagosMurtala Muhammed International Airport (Hub)LOS
KadunaKaduna International AirportKAD
KanoMallam Aminu Kano International AirportKAN
OwerriSam Mbakwe AirportQOW
Port HarcourtPort Harcourt International AirportPHC
UyoAkwa Ibom AirportQUO
WarriOsubi AirportQRW
YolaYola AirportYOL

You can make booking a flight through Air Peace Contact Details: 

  • Official Website: https://www.flyairpeace.com/
  • Telephone: +234-700-359-24773223 Or 0700FLYAIRPEACE 
  • Email: info@flyairpeace.com
  • Address: 25 Sobo Arobiodu Street GRA, Ikeja, Lagos
  • Whatsapp Messages Only:  09088717077, 09088717075, 09088717079, 09088717076, 09088717078, and 09087263355 

Mind you office hours are 8 am-5 pm (Mon-Fri). Meanwhile, customer care hours are from 6 am – 9 pm (Mon-Sun).

2. Arik Air

Arik Air got airborne in early 2006. It is a Nigerian-owned commercial airline that offers both International and domestic flights. 

They also stretch their wings to Europe and the US, including New York’s JFK International Airport and London’s Heathrow Airport. 

While Air Peace is four years older, Arik Air slightly edges over Peace as they get you across and beyond the African borders. 

Customer service is why you see Arik Air passes with flying colors —their strong emphasis on safety, operating a fleet of modern aircraft that ensure comfort and in-flight entertainment, and pulse affordable fares.

Arik Air soars through the following destinations within Nigeria:

AbujaABVNnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
AsabaNILAsaba International Airport
Benin CityBNIBenin Airport
CalabarCBQMargaret Ekpo International Airport
EnuguENUAkanu Ibiam International Airport
GombeNILGombe Lawanti International Airport
IbadanIBAIbadan Airport
IlorinILRIlorin International Airport
JosJOSYakubu Gowon Airport
KadunaKADKaduna Airport
KanoKANMallam Aminu Kano International Airport
LagosLOSMurtala Muhammed International Airport
OwerriQOWSam Mbakwe Airport
Port HarcourtPHCPort Harcourt International Airport
SokotoSKOSadiq Abubakar III International Airport
UyoDNAIAkwa Ibom Airport
WarriQRWWarri Airport
YolaYOLYola Airport

You can reach out to Arik Air for your flight booking with these contact Details: 

  • Official Website: https://www.arikair.com
  • Telephone: 01 279 9999
  • Email: talktous@arikair.com
  • Address: Arik Aviation Centre, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos

3. Dana Airline

It is hard not to consider a Lagos-based airline like Dana Airline. 

Younger than both Air Peace and Arik Air Airlines, Dana still offers stiff competition, especially in domestic flights. 

They offer exceptional onboard service at a discount, with safety being their top priority. 

So if you travel within the country for pleasure or business, Dana Airline should be on your list. 

Dana Airline destinations are 

AbujaNnamdi Azikiwe International AirportABV
LagosMurtala Muhammed International AirportLOS
OwerriSam Mbakwe AirportQOW
Port HarcourtPort Harcourt International AirportPHC
UyoAkwa Ibom AirportQUO

Contact Dana Airlines Through:

  • Official Website: http://www.flydanaair.com/
  • Telephone: 0700FLYDANA or 01-280-9888, 07003593262
  • Email: contact@flydanaair.com
  • Address: Murtala Muhammad Airport 2 (MMA2), Ikeja, Lagos

4. Overland Airways

Overland strengths lies withing regional routes. 

The airway jets across nine destinations in Nigeria — Ibadan, Ilorin, Abuja, Akure, Jalingo, Ikeja, Asaba, Bauchi, and Dutse. 

While its route may seem limited, they offer a fluid and reliable service for business and leisure travelers. 

Their flight always sticks to the schedule, yet you are paying less.  

To contact Overland Airways:

  • Official Website: https://www.overlandairways.com
  • Address: Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos
  • Contact: +234(0)803 535 5006, +234(0)803 535 5005‚ +234(0)803 535 5100‚ 01 4607477/9
  • Emails:  fly@overlandairways.com
  • Whatsapp: +234(0)803 535 5100, +2347038225811


While these might be the cheapest airline in Nigeria, they have others means of obtaining extra cash like additional charge for services like seat selection, baggage, and in-flight meals. 

Nothing is REALLY cheap. 

Also, the airline industry is impermanent, and factors like routes, service quality, and fleet can change in the long run. So checking in with the airline before booking a flight is imperative.

And one more thing, experiences with each of these airlines may vary. So do thorough research beforehand so you get the best of travel.