Allied Air

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Allied Air
Alliedair.jpg
IATA
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ICAO
AJK
Callsign
BAMBI
Founded 1998
Hubs Murtala Mohammed International Airport
Fleet size 3
Company slogan Working Together, Reaching Further
Headquarters Lagos, Nigeria
Key people Val Tongo (CEO)
Website www.alliedairng.com

Allied Air is a cargo airline based in Lagos, Nigeria. It operates scheduled and charter services in Nigeria and throughout Africa. Its main base is Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.[1][2]

History[edit]

The airline is a registered Nigerian company established in 1998.[2] The Nigerian and government set a deadline of April 30, 2007 for all airlines operating in the country to re-capitalise or be grounded, in an effort to ensure better services and safety. The airline satisfied the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)’s criteria in terms of re-capitalization and was re-registered for operation.[3]

Destinations[edit]

Key scheduled destinations include Accra, Freetown, Monrovia, Entebbe, and Malabo.[1] It also has regular services to Ostend-Bruges.[2]

Fleet[edit]

The Allied Air fleet includes the following aircraft (as of June 2012):[4]

Allied Air Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Notes
Boeing 737-400F 3 1 operating for DHL (South Africa)
Total 3

The airline used to operate Boeing 727-200Fs and one was written off in an accident on June 2, 2012.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On June 2, 2012, a Boeing 727-200F, operating flight Allied Air Flight 111, overshot the runway as it landed at Kotoka International Airport in the Ghanaian city of Accra after flying from Lagos, Nigeria. The plane continued through the airport boundary fence and across a main road, hitting a minivan. 10 people in the minivan were killed outright. The plane's four crew suffered minor injuries.[5][6]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allied Air website retrieved 12 May 2007
  2. ^ a b c ANA Aviation retrieved 12 May 2007
  3. ^ All Africa.com 5 May 2007
  4. ^ Allied Air Fleet
  5. ^ "Cargo Plane Hits Bus in Ghana Airport Crash". BBC. June 2, 2012. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Accident: Allied Cargo B722 at Accra on Jun 2nd 2012, overran runway on landing". AVHerald. June 2, 2012. Retrieved June 2, 2012.