Capital Airlines (Nigeria)

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This article is about the Nigerian airline. For airlines with similar names, see Capital Airlines (disambiguation).
Capital Airlines
IATA
ICAO
NCP
Callsign
CAPITAL SHUTTLE
Founded 2003
Ceased operations 2010
Operating bases Murtala Mohammed Int'l Airport
Ilorin International Airport
Headquarters Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria
Website www.capitalairnigeria.com (defunct)

Capital Airlines was an airline headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, that operated scheduled and chartered domestic flights out of its base at Murtala Muhammed International Airport[1] and Ilorin International Airport.[2]

History[edit]

Capital Airlines was founded in 2003.[1] 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. Capital Airlines satisfied the demanded criteria in terms of re-capitalization and was re-registered for operation.[3]

In 2009, Capital Airlines failed to meet the NCAA (Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority) requirement of having more than one aircraft, forcing it to suspend all flights in October 2009. The company was subsequently dissolved in 2010.[4]

Destinations and fleet[edit]

In July 2007, Capital Airlines had offered scheduled flights from Lagos to Abuja, Ilorin and Minna,[citation needed] using a fleet of two Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia turboprop aircraft.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 61. 
  2. ^ Capital Airlines entry at airlineupdate.com
  3. ^ All Africa.com 5 May 2007
  4. ^ Capital Airlines listed as defunct at airlinehistory.co.uk