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


Domestic scheduled destinations:[4]


Overland Airways ATR 42 at Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport

The Overland Airways fleet includes the following aircraft:[5]

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 1 2 TBA 88 [6][7]
Total 10 [8] 2

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] No injuries were reported.

On June 15, 2022, a potential disaster was averted when an engine of an Overland Airways flight caught fire just before landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport. The flight, OF 1188, was en route from Ilorin to Lagos with 33 passengers and crew on board. Despite the engine fire, the aircraft landed safely on the international runway at Murtala Muhammed Airport, and all passengers and crew disembarked without injuries.[11]


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  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 10 April 2007. p. 60.
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    - "Overland List on IOSA Registry". Aviation & Allied Business Journal. Archived from the original on 14 September 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Flight Destinations". Overland Airways. Archived from the original on 12 September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Aircraft Fleet". Overland Airways. Archived from the original on 12 September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Embraer negocia até seis jatos E175 com companhia nigeriana". AeroMagazine (in Portuguese). 16 November 2021. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  7. ^ https://airspace-africa.com/2023/09/16/overland-airways-expands-fleet-with-arrival-of-first-embraer-e175/
  8. ^ "Fleet". Overland Airways. 17 November 2021. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  9. ^ Adesola Ayo-Aderele (12 October 2018). "Overland plane catches fire, burns beyond repair". Punch.
  10. ^ Olusegun Koiki (13 October 2018). "Engineers, Cause of Overland Airways' ATR Fire Incident at Lagos Airport – Source". Independent. Nigeria.
    - Olowolagba, Fikayo (14 October 2018). "Overland Airways reveals real cause of burnt aircraft". Daily Post Nigeria. Retrieved 30 July 2022.
  11. ^ "Tragedy Averted, as Engine of Overland Airways Flight Catches Fire Shortly Before Landing at Lagos Airport". Retrieved 30 August 2023.