Bellview Airlines

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IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1992
Ceased operations 2009
Hubs Murtala Mohammed International Airport
Focus cities Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
Port Harcourt International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Premium Club
Fleet size 13
Parent company Bellview Airlines Nig. Ltd.
Headquarters Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria
Key people Tunde Yusuf (Chairman), Kayode Odukoya (CEO)

Bellview Airlines was an airline headquartered at Bellview Plaza in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria.[1] Founded in 1992 and having had 308 employees[when?],[2] it operated scheduled passenger flights within Africa as well as to London out of Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.[2] The airline was shut down in 2009.[3]


In 1992, Bellview Airlines emerged from Bellview Travels Limited, a Lagos-based travel agency, originally concentrating on offering executive charter services using a single Yakovlev Yak-40 aircraft. In 1993 scheduled domestic passenger services commenced with a leased Douglas DC-9-30. In order to expand further, a subsidiary in Sierra Leone was founded in 1995, which later merged back into its parent company.

The Government of Nigeria set a deadline of April 30, 2007, for all airlines operating in the country to re-capitalise to avoid being grounded, in an effort to ensure better services and safety. Bellview Airlines satisfied the criteria of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and was subsequently re-registered for operation.[citation needed]

In October 2009 Bellview Airlines suspended all operations following the suspension of its London Heathrow services[why?].


In early March 2014, it was reported that Bellview Airlines will begain operations again with a joint venture with British Airways. New aircraft will be leased starting in mid-July from Iberia Airlines. Bellview Airlines will expand its service to Asia with 3 Boeing 777-200ER. The leased aircraft will part of a new expanded operation for British Airways. The other aircraft that Bellview Airlines owns is in storage and which is selling and currently on the market. Bellview Airlines has 12 orders for Airbus A320. New hubs will be announced in July 2014.


In 2011 a new airlines was founded first nation airways it is to replace Belleview but the airline had hard time because of the Nigerian economy it has a fleetof two a319 100 but one is currently stored as 2017 it flys from lagos to abuja only


A Boeing 767-200 of Bellview Airlines on approach of London Heathrow Airport in 2006.

At July 2009, Bellview Airlines offered scheduled flights to the following destinations:[citation needed]



Incidents and accidents[edit]


Over the years, Bellview Airlines operated the following aircraft types:[6]

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  1. ^ "Contacts." Bellview Airlines. 21 April 2008. Retrieved on 27 November 2010. "CORPORATE HEAD OFFICE Bellview Plaza 66b, Opebi Road, Ikeja P.M.B 21766, Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria"
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 85. 
  3. ^ Bellview Airlines at Archived 2011-05-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ [1]Lagos crash 2005
  5. ^ Nzeshi, Andy Ekugo And Onwuka (2006-01-03). "Nigeria: FG Clears Chanchangi, Converts Bellview License Revocation to Suspension". This Day (Lagos). Retrieved 2017-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Bellview Airlines Fleet | Airfleets aviation". Retrieved 2017-08-29. 

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