History of Associated Aviation

History of Associated Aviation will be briefly explained in this article and reading it will help you acquaint…

History of Associated Aviation will be briefly explained in this article and reading it will help you acquaint yourself with it.

History of Associated Aviation in Nigeria

History of Associated Aviation
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This article will disclose to you briefly, the history of Associated Aviation and by extension, outline its strides aimed at delivering on its mandate over the years.

About Associated Aviation

The Associated Aviation airline has its headquarters in Ikeja and operates cargo services and passengers in the Country and the West African region. The main base of this airline is Murtala Mohammed International Airport.

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History of Associated Aviation

Being a major Aviation industry in Nigeria,

Associated Aviation came into existence in 1996 and operates passenger and cargo services within Nigeria and in West Africa. The airline’s main base is Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

On April 30, 2007, the Government of Nigeria set a deadline for all the airlines operating in Nigeria to be grounded or re-capitalized, in a bid to ensure safety and better services.

Associated Aviation was able to satisfy the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)’s requirements in the area of re-capitalization and was therefore re-registered for operation. This was indeed a remarkable feat of Associated Aviation.

The company was sold to a group of investors who launched a major route expansion and acquisition of new aircraft from Embraer in July 2008.

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As of January 2009, Associated Aviation served the following destinations in Nigeria:

  • Abuja

  • Benin

  • Calabar

  • Ibadan

  • Jeddah

  • Lagos

  • Makurdi

This alone has helped to ease the stress of road transportation while promoting patronage and partnership.

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A peep into awful incidences

Unfortunately, Associated Aviation Flight 361 operated by an Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia crashed on take-off from Lagos Airport bound for Akure on 3 October 2013.

The aircraft was on a charter flight conveying the remains of the former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu for burial. There were 20 people on board and about 15 of them died.

Since then, measures have been carefully spelled out and strictly adhered to, to ensure that an event of this nature does not repeat itself.

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