Associated Aviation

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Associated Aviation
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IATA
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ICAO
SCD
Callsign
ASSOCIATED
Founded 1996
Hubs Murtala Mohammed International Airport
Focus cities Benin City
Fleet size 3
Parent company Associated Aviation Limited
Headquarters Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria
Website http://www.flyassociated.com/

Associated Aviation is an airline based in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria.[1] It was established in 1996 and operates passenger and cargo services within Nigeria and in West Africa. Its main base is Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.[2]

History[edit]

The Nigerian 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.

In July 2008 the company was sold to a group of investors who have launched a major route expansion and acquisition of new aircraft from Embraer.

Destinations[edit]

Associated Aviation serves the following destinations (January 2009):

  • Abuja
  • Benin
  • Calabar
  • Ibadan
  • Jeddah
  • Lagos
  • Makurdi

Fleet[edit]

The Associated Aviation fleet consists of the following aircraft (at November 2008):[2]

Accidents[edit]

The EMB 120 Associated Aviation 5N-BJY.

On 3 October 2013, Associated Aviation Flight 361 operated by an Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia crashed on take off from Lagos Airport bound for Akure. The aircraft was on a charter flight taking the body of the former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu for burial. The aircraft had 20 people on board and at least 15 of them have died.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Associated Aviation. Retrieved on 3 December 2010. "Associated Aviation’s headquarters is located at: 56 MKO Abiola Crescent off Toyin Street. Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria."
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 78. 
  3. ^ "Nigeria: Plane crashes after take-off from Lagos" http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/10/03/nigeria-plane-crash-lagos/2914067/

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