|Commenced operations||March 2000|
|Ceased operations||April 30, 2007|
|Operating bases||Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport,|
|Fleet size||See Fleet below|
|Destinations||See Destinations below|
|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.
The airline was established in 1999 and started operations in March 2000. It is owned by Buba Marwa (51%) and others (49%). 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.
The Albarka Air fleet consisted of the following aircraft (at August 2006):
- Flight International 27 March 2007
- Airline Codes (November 2006)
- Flight International, 3–9 October 2006
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