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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.


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.

Please note: Max Air has temporarily suspended international flights.


Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport ABV
Bauchi Bauchi State Airport BCU
Benin City Benin Airport BNI
Kano Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport KAN
Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport LOS
Maiduguri Maiduguri International MIU
Owerri Sam Mbakwe Airport QOW
Port Harcourt Port Harcourt International Airport PHC
Sokoto, Nigeria Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport SKO
Yola Yola Airport YOL


Saudi Arabia Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport JED
Madinah Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport MED



Passengers are given a free carry-on baggage allowance of 8 kg per person. This is included within the price of the flight ticket.


Passengers are given a free checked baggage allowance of 20 kg per person. This is included within the price of the flight ticket. Passengers cannot bring more than one piece of checked baggage with them

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.

Economy Class

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

Food and Drink

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

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.



Passengers can check-in online through the Max Air online check-in 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.


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.


The airline has an all Boeing fleet that is made up of Boeing 747 and Boeing 737 aircraft. The airline has more than five planes within its fleet altogether.

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

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.

Hub Airport

Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport

Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (KAN) is an international airport in Kano, Nigeria and the hu 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 also uses the airport as a hub. Other airlines that fly to/from the airport include Aero Contactors, EgyptAir, Flynas, Saudia, Tchadia Airlines and more.

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

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