Albarka Air

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Albarka Air
Founded 1999
Commenced operations March 2000
Ceased operations April 30, 2007
Operating bases Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport,
Fleet size See Fleet below
Destinations See Destinations below
Headquarters Abuja, Nigeria
Key people Buba Marwa (Owner)

Albarka Air was an airline based in Abuja, Nigeria. It operated scheduled and charter services within Nigeria and charters to other countries in central and west Africa. Its main base was Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.[1]

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Albarka Air's Boeing 727 in Abuja.

The airline was established in 1999 and started operations in March 2000. It is owned by Buba Marwa (51%) and others (49%).[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. Seven airlines failed to meet the deadline and as a result would not be allowed fly in Nigeria’s airspace with effect from April 30, 2007. These were: ADC Airlines, Fresh Air, Sosoliso Airlines, Albarka Air, Chrome Air Service, Dasab Airlines and Space World Airline. The affected airlines would only fly when they satisfied the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)’s criteria in terms of re-capitalization and thus be re-registered for operation.


Albarka Air operated services to the following domestic scheduled destinations (at January 2005)[citation needed]: Abuja, Lagos, Maiduguri and Yola.


The Albarka Air fleet consisted of the following aircraft (at August 2006):[3]

Previously operated[edit]

The airline previously operated 3 Boeing 747 and 1 Boeing 767 aircraft, all delivered in January 2002, but all since disposed of.


  1. ^ a b Flight International 27 March 2007
  2. ^ "The Airline Codes Website". Retrieved 2017-08-29. 
  3. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006