Overland Airways

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Overland Airways
Overland Airways logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
HubsNnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
Fleet size9
Parent companyOverland Airways Limited
HeadquartersIkeja, Lagos State, Nigeria

Overland Airways is an airline based in Ikeja, Lagos State.[1] Its main base is Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, with a hub at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.[2]


The airline commenced operations in 2002 and has 194 employees. The Nigerian government set a deadline of 30 April 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.[3][4]


Domestic scheduled destinations:[5]


The Overland Airways fleet includes the following aircraft:[6]

Overland Airways
Aircraft In fleet Passengers Notes
ATR 42 4 48
ATR 72 3 70
Beechcraft 1900D 2 19
Total 9

Incidents and Accidents[edit]

On 12 October 2018, an Overland Airways ATR 72-202 suffered severe damage after a fire erupted during maintenance at a hangar in Murtala Muhammed International Airport.[7] The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it is believed that the Ground Power Unit was struck by the propeller blades of the aircraft after the engine was started inside the hangar.[8] No one was harmed as a result of the fire.


  1. ^ "Ticket Outlets Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine." Overland Airways. Retrieved on 27 November 2010. "Lagos (Head Office) Travel Centre Shop 17, Simbiat Abiola Road Off Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way Ikeja."
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 10 April 2007. p. 60.
  3. ^ https://www.overlandairways.com/news/overland-airways-successfully-undergoes-iata-safety-audit.aspx
  4. ^ http://www.aviationbusinessjournal.aero/2016/8/4/overland-list-on-iosa-registry.aspx
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Overland plane catches fire, burns beyond repair". The Punch Newspaper. 12 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Engineers, Cause of Overland Airways' ATR Fire Incident at Lagos Airport – Source". Independent Newspapers Limited. 13 October 2018.

External links[edit]

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