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Max Air is a Nigerian airline based in Kano, Nigeria. It offers scheduled passenger flights, with its main hub at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (KAN). The airline is one of the main domestic airlines of Nigeria, serving more than 10 destinations within Nigeria. Max Air also flies internationally to destinations within Saudi Arabia. Although its international route network isn't very large, it's the oldest international airline within the country.

The airline first took flight in 2008 when it flew from Kano to Jeddah. In its first 10 years of flying, Max Air only focussed on international flights travelling in and out of Nigeria. In 2018 the airline launched a number of domestic routes involving Kano, Abuja and Lagos. This kickstarted a larger plan to take over as the primary domestic airline in Nigeria. In the years that followed, the airline launched more domestic routes. It now flies to most major destinations within Nigeria.

Baggage Policy

Max Air has different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage.

Carry-on Baggage

Max Air passengers are permitted to bring one piece of carry-on baggage of no more than 10kg on international flights and no more than 8kg on domestic flights. The maximum dimensions allowed are 56cm x 45cm x 25cm.

If you're travelling with an infant, you'll be allowed to check in a stroller and a carry-on bag with all the necessary items required for the duration of the flight.

Checked Baggage

Passengers are given a free checked baggage allowance of 20 kg per person. This is included within the price of the flight ticket.

If a passenger's bag exceeds either baggage allowance, they will have to pay an excess baggage fee in order to carry their bag on the plane.

Max Air has the right to refuse baggage if it's not safe to fly with the extra weight.

Excess Baggage

Max Air will charge you extra fees if you exceed the baggage allowance. Please note that the total number of baggage permitted per passenger is 10 pieces.

Cabin Classes

Max Air has just one cabin class, the Economy Class cabin.

Economy Class

Economy offers comfort and great value, perfect for passengers that want to get from A to B with little added frills and at a great price.


Seats are set out in a 3 x 3 formation on all flights.

In-flight Entertainment & WIFI

Max Air doesn't have an in-flight entertainment system of any WIFI on board. Sometimes, the airline will provide passengers with an in-flight magazine but this is not standard for all flights.

Passengers are welcome to bring their own electronic personal devices on board for entertainment. However, with larger equipment such as a laptop or tablet, passengers must inform the cabin crew once the flight has taken off.

Food & Drink

Passengers are offered an onboard snack box that comes is packed with a savoury snack (e.g bread roll/sandwich) and a sweet snack (e.g doughnut or cake), plus a fruit juice. in addition to this, passengers are given a bottle of water.


Max Air passengers can check-in online and at the airport. We advise that you check in for your Max Air flight online to avoid long queues at the airport.

Online Check-in

Passengers can check-in online via 'Manage my Booking' which is located at the top of the page. Online check-in is open from 24 hours before scheduled flight departure time. Passengers will need to enter their surname and booking reference in order to check-in.

Airport Check-in

Passengers can also check-in at the airport for their Max Air flight. This can be done by visiting one of the airline check-in counters with your passport (or any government issued-ID for domestic flights) and flight ticket.

On domestic flights, airport check-in opens two hours before scheduled flight departure time and closes 30 minutes before.

On international flights, airport check-in opens four hours before scheduled flight departure time and closes 70 minutes before.

Special Services

Max Air offers a number of special services for any passengers who may require special assistance.

Unaccompanied Minors

Max Air allows children between the age of 5 and 12 years to travel alone. Unaccompanied minors will only be allowed on board if the necessary forms by a parent or guardian is completed.

Wheelchair Assistance

If you or a member of your party require a wheelchair, please contact Max Air at least 24 hours before your flight’s departure. Alternatively, you can request a wheelchair at the airport.

Infants & Children

Infants between the age of 8 days to 24 months can travel on an adult's lap. If the infant reaches the age of 2 years prior to the return journey, you may be subject to extra fees.

Infants aged 0 to 7 days old are not permitted to fly with Max Air due to health and safety regulations.

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Destinations that Max Air flies to

Max Air mainly flies to destinations within Nigeria but it does fly internationally too. This includes destinations such as Kano, Abuja, Bauchi, Lagos, Owerri, Yola, Jeddah, Madinah and more.

Alternatives to Max Air

Air Peace, Arik Air and Overland Airways are all airlines within Nigeria that offer domestic flights, similar to Max Air.

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Hub Airport

Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport

Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (KAN) is an international airport in Kano, Nigeria and the hub airport for Max Air. The airline has used Mallam Aminu Kano International as its hub since it launched in 2008, flying its inaugural flight from the airport to Jeddah. The airport has two terminals, one for domestic flights and one for international flights. It also has two runways.

Other than Max Air, Azman Air and Rano Air also use the airport as a hub. Other airlines that fly to/from the airport include Aero Contactors, EgyptAir, Flynas, Saudia, Tchadia Airlines and more.

Codeshare Agreements

Max Air currently has one codeshare agreement with its fellow Nigerian carrier, Dana Air. The Max Air/Dana Air codeshare agreement applies on certain routes within Nigeria but not to any international flights.


Max Air's fleet consists of a Boeing 737-300, Boeing 747-400 and an Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft.

The airline also has a Learjet45, which is used for charter flights.

Frequently asked questions

How much are Max Air flights?

The price of Max Air flights will vary on the time of the year you decide to fly and the airline you choose to fly with. When you book through Alternative Airlines you can spread the cost of your Max Air flight ticket into easy-to-pay instalments by selecting one of the Buy Now Pay Later options at checkout.

Where does Max Air fly to?

Max Air flies to a number of domestic destinations including Abuja, Lagos Kano and more. Max Air also flies to a handful of destinations across Saudi Arabia such as Jeddah and Madinah.

Can I make changes to my booking?

If you wish to make any adjustments to your booking please head to the top of the page and click the 'Manage my Booking' button. Alternatively, please don't hesitate to Contact Us if you're having trouble making changes to your Max Air flight.