Capital Airlines (Nigeria)

Capital Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations2010
HubsMurtala Muhammed International Airport
Fleet size3
Parent companySynergy Group
HeadquartersLagos, Nigeria

Capital Airlines was an airline headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, that operated scheduled and chartered domestic flights out of its base at Murtala Muhammed International Airport and Ilorin International Airport.


Capital Airlines was founded in 2003. In mid-2005, Capital Airlines partners with Synergy Group to operate Nigeria's viable fringe airports and to open some alternative airports, hitherto considered unviable.

The Nigerian government set a deadline of April 30, 2007 for all airlines operating in the country to re-capitalise or be grounded, in an effort to ensure better services and safety. Capital Airlines satisfied the demanded criteria in terms of re-capitalization and was re-registered for operation.

In 2009, Capital Airlines failed to meet the NCAA (Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority) requirement of having more than one aircraft,[further explanation needed] forcing it to suspend all flights in October 2009. The company was subsequently dissolved in 2010.


In July 2007, Capital Airlines had offered scheduled flights from Lagos to Abuja, Ilorin and Minna.[citation needed]


Capital Airlines consisted of a fleet of 3 Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia turboprop aircraft.

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