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Biani Air (branded BINANI AIR) is a domestic Nigerian start-up carrier, to be based at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. The airline is being established as an extension by the Binani Group of Companies (a reputable conglomerate in Nigeria), headed by the politician, Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed Binani — making her the first woman to establish an airline in Nigeria.
Biani Air has submitted an application to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for a licence to operate commercial passenger flights. If the carrier receives a licence, then this news will be exciting for the Northeast zone of Nigeria, which currently has no registered indigenous carrier.
The airline has plans to fly regionally within Lagos State, as well as flying domestically to the states of Bauchi and Gombe States — filling a much-needed gap to connect the North and East by air. The airline aims to boost the economy within these zones.
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Initial routes will include flying from Lagos to Yola, Kano, Maiduguri and Port Harcourt. The airline will also operate to Bauchi and Gombe States, although the airports have yet to be confirmed.
As the airline is in an early stage of starup, it has yet to announce what the baggage allowance will be for passengers.
Unfortunately, this information has yet to be announced.
It is not yet known whether Biani Air will offer online check-in.
For flights departing from Murtala Muhammed International Airport, it it is recommended that passengers arrive as early as possible, about 2 hours before scheduled departure.
The airline has yet to make an announcement regarding what cabin classes (Economy, Premium, or Business, for example) will be available.
The airline has stated that it will operate a ‘modern fleet’ within the country’s aviation sector. It is not yet known what aircraft the airline will initially operate within its fleet.
Biani Air has stated that it hopes to form partnerships with globally reliable and established airlines in the U.S., the Middle East, Asian, and Africa, although more information has yet to be announced.
Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport (IATA: LOS) is an international airport located in Ikeja, the capital city of Lagos State in Nigeria. LOS is the major airport serving the entire state. The airport is a hub for the following airlines:
The following airlines currently operate domestic flights within Nigeria:
With the lifting of air travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new airline, Binani Air, is set to join the growing list of domestic airlines based in Nigeria. The airline is being established by BINANI Group of Companies, as part of its business expansion strategy. Once the airline has been granted a licence by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the airline could commence operations in 2021.