Overland Airways
Overland Airways logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
OF OLA OVERLAND
Founded2002
HubsNnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
Fleet size9
Destinations10
Parent companyOverland Airways Limited
HeadquartersIkeja, Lagos State, Nigeria
Websiteoverlandairways.com

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]

History

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]

Destinations

Domestic scheduled destinations:[5]

Fleet

Overland Airways ATR 42 at Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport
Overland Airways ATR 42 at Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport

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

Overland Airways
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
F J Y Total
ATR 42 4 48 48
ATR 72 3 70 70
Beechcraft 1900D 2 19 19
Embraer E175 0 3 [7] ? ? ? 88 TBA
Total 9 [8] 3

Incidents and accidents

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.[9] The fire was caused by the Ground Power Unit being struck by the propeller blades of the aircraft after the engine was started inside the hangar.[10][11] No injuries were reported.

References

  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. ^ "Overland Airways -". www.overlandairways.com. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Aviation & Allied Business Journal - Overland List on IOSA Registry". Archived from the original on 14 September 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Overland Airways >> Flight Destinations". Archived from the original on 12 September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Overland Airways -". Archived from the original on 12 September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Embraer negocia até seis jatos E175 com companhia nigeriana". AeroMagazine (in Portuguese). 16 November 2021. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  8. ^ "Fleet". Overland Airways. 17 November 2021. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Overland plane catches fire, burns beyond repair". The Punch Newspaper. 12 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Engineers, Cause of Overland Airways' ATR Fire Incident at Lagos Airport – Source". Independent Newspapers Limited. 13 October 2018.
  11. ^ Olowolagba, Fikayo (14 October 2018). "Overland Airways reveals real cause of burnt aircraft". Daily Post Nigeria. Retrieved 30 July 2022.

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