Private Jet Charter Companies in Nigeria That Have Commercial Licences

Last updated on January 20th, 2024 at 04:30 am

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A private jet charter occurs when an individual or a corporate organization exclusively rents an entire aircraft for personal use, as opposed to purchasing individual seats on a public airline

Requirements to operate private jet

Private jet operators are mandated to have an Air Transport License (ATL), Airline Operating Permit (AOP) plus a valid Air Operators Certificate (AOC) before they can be allowed to to carry out charter operations in Nigeria. And that’s the global standard.

Can I Operate Without A Licence?

If you don’t have the above licenses and permits, you cannot operate a private jet firm, if you do, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) will rely on Part 18.2.3.1 of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations 2015 to prosecute you and your company.

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In this article, we’ve compiled the list of top-rated private jet charter services in Nigeria that have air operator certificate

Why charter a private jet?

The rising insecurity, delayed flights by some commercial airlines, the quest to meet executive schedules, and political meetings and campaigns are some of the factors that have boosted the demand for private jet charter services among wealthy Nigerians.

If you’re worth billions of dollars or naira, your security and privacy should be a top priority you don’t want to joke with.

Although more than 30 super-rich Nigerians are known to have private jets in which they fly any time, they still need the services of private jet charter companies in Nigeria for maintenance.

Private Jet Charter Companies in Nigeria

Services Provided By These Firms

Similar to road transportation service providers, operators of private jet charters in Nigeria provide several services to meet the needs of those who can afford them, they are:

Aircraft charters to business professionals

Private jets Charter enables executives and senior management to fulfil strict schedules and often complete multiple meetings in different cities and countries.

Air Ambulance

Ever heard of a hospital in the sky? Imagine a patient who is on an emergency on a Lagos road.

If you’re worth billions, you might not want to risk transporting your loved ones by road in Lagos due to the hectic snail-like traffic.

That’s one of the reasons some private jet charter firms in Lagos and Abuja use aircraft to transport patients to hospitals within and outside the country.

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They basically provide lifesaving treatment and medication all the way to a local and international hospital

Light Aviation

Light aviation services include using planes or choppers to beautifully display event banners, product promotion, aerial surveys, and photography among others.

Other include:

  • Flight planning assistance
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Sales of jet fuel
  • Ground handling
  • Concierge services
  • Fueling arrangement
  • International travel logistics
  • Aircraft brokerage services

How many private jet charter firms are in Nigeria?

There are more than 10 private jet charter companies that are registered with the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

They provide private jet charter services in Nigeria’s major cities like Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Uyo, Maiduguri, Calabar, and Kano.

The leading Nigeria private jet charter companies are:

ExecuJet Aviation Nigeria (EJAN)

Owned by one of the Nigerian billionaires, Sam Iwuajoku, ExecuJet Aviation Nigeria is a partner with the ExecuJet Luxaviation Group, the second-largest operator of corporate aircraft in the world.

The global brand, ExecutJet, operates across Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and Asia.

If the founder of ExecuJet Aviation Nigeria Sam Iwuajoku isn’t in his private multi-million naira edifice, you are going to find him wining and dining with his top billionaire friends like Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote; Chairman, Board of Directors of Geregun Power Plc, Femi Otedola; Segun Awolowo, trillionaires in Nigeria, and other heavyweight business mogul and politicians.

EJAN facility in Lagos sits on a 50,000-sq-ft/4,645-sq-m hangar space that could accommodate up to four G550 jets.

Contact details:

  • Along Gate 1, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Tel: +234 704 608 4450 (24 hrs)
  • Email: fbo.dnmm@execujet.com.ng

Dornier Aviation Nigeria AIEP Ltd

Dornier Aviation Nigeria is one of the oldest operators of private jet charter firms in Nigeria. It was established in 1979.

Apart from providing air charter services, Dornier Aviation Nigeria AIEP Limited also undertakes agricultural flying, aircraft management and maintenance, aerial photography and emergency medical evacuation services.

Contact details:

  • Head office, Kaduna Old Airport, Kaduna State, Nigeria
  • headoffice@dananig.aero
  • Tel: +2347056893206
  • Website: dananig.aero

Anap Business Jets Limited

Mr Atedo Peterside, the founder of Stanbic IBTC is also the founder of Anap Business Jets Limited.

Anao Business Jets is one of the biggest players in the aviation sector in Nigeria and possibly across Africa

It provides a Fractional Ownership platform, Legacy Jet Card, Adhoc Charter and Shared Charter Services, and maintenance services.

For those who can afford it, Anap Jets fleet comprises Embraer Phenom 300, Embraer Legacy 600 and the ERJ 145 aircraft

The Unique Selling Proposition of Anap Jets is its Legacy Jet Card services that enable for travellers to acquire block hours and gain priority access to the company’s fleet of aircraft.

Anap Contact details:

  • Website: anapjets.com
  • Email: info@anapjets.com
  • IG: @anapjets
  • Facebook: @Anap.JetsLtd

With its terminal in Kano, Abuja, and Lagos West Link Jet Charter is one of the top-rated private jet charter companies in Nigeria.

If you request a quote from West Link Airlines (WLA), you’ll be able to know the cost of the charter.
West Link Airlines Private Jet Charter was established in 2013 operating in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

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  • Facebook: @Westlinkairlines
  • Email: info@flywestlink.com
  • Twitter: @AirlinesLink
  • Pinterest: @westlinkairlines/
  • Website: flywestlink.com
  • Tel: +234 909 114 6635

SML Private Jets Charter

SML is a Private Jet and Charter company based in Lagos Nigeria. It operates other aviation services such of aircraft management and consultancy.

Aeronai Global Service

With its head office at the Central Business District, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Aeronai provides charter services, management, and aircraft sales.

Contact:

  • Email: aeronaiconsultltd@aol.com
  • Website: aeronai.com

Swift Jets Charter Services

If you want a swift response for air ambulance and medical evacuation, Swift Jets Charter Services is one of the best you can always rely on in Nigeria.

Contact:

  • info@swiftjetcs.org
  • Phone number: +234 (902) 879-2910

Stargate Jets

The list of private jet charter companies would be incomplete without adding Stargate Jets.

With its head office located at 22, Idowu Taylor Street Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria, Stargate Jets has in its fleet 8 Seater, 10/12 Seater, and 14/16 Seater jets ready to convey you to your desired destination.

It operated within and outside Nigeria and is able to meet demands with as little as four hours’ notice.

Stargate jets contact details:

  • Phone: +234 818 027 3472
  • Email: sales@stargatejets.com
  • Website: stargatejets.com

Jet Flite Limited

Another private air charter in Nigeria is Jet Flite Limited. It also provides several services in the aviation sector such as ground handling and facility management.

Contact details:

  • Dominion Air Hangar, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, FAAN Transit Camp, Lagos Nigeria.
  • Email: info@jetflitelimited.com 
  • Website: jetflitelimited.com

FlyHezix Private Jet Charter

FlyHezix is a private jet charter firm that connects its customers to the rest of the Northern states and across Nigeria.

Contact details:

  • No 52 opposite Nepa office, old Karu road, Mararaba Abuja
  • Tel: +2348140491420

Trebet Aviation

If you hope to operate on short or medium or long distances, the company’s Bombardier Challenger 605 and Hawker 800XP aircraft are able to take care of these.

Trebet Aviation’s head office is located at 16B Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Telephone:  +234803 960 0100

  • E-mail: info@trebetaviation.com
  • Website: trebetaviation.net

Raymart Aviation

Raymart Aviation is one of the private jet charter companies located in 4 Duplex lane, Sam Nujoma Estate, Galadimawa, Abuja, Nigeria

Contact details:

  • Facebook: @raymartaviation
  • Twitter: @RaymartAviation
  • Instragram: @raymartaviation
  • Website: raymartaviation.com

Lush Purple Jets Services

One of the best private jet charter firms in Lagos is Lush Purple Jets Services. It also operates in other major airports across the most populous African country.

Other services it offers include training of cabin crew on VVIP service procedures, visa application, and permanent residence.

Contact:

  • Head office: No 9. Tokunbo Alli, Off Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos.
  • Website: lushpurplejetsservices.net

Fly Gyro Air

Since it began full air charter services in October 2016, Gyro Air Limited has been one of the major players in private jet hire services in Nigeria.

Contact:

  • Head office: 65 Oduduwa Cres, GRA 101233, Ikeja, Lagos
  • Tel: +2347011460033
  • Website: gyroairltd.com
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Mercury Jets

Mercury jets is a private charter division of Monarch Air group, a company that is known to have provided services to the US government, the Canadian Department of Defense, United Nations among others around the world.

So, it is a company you can rely on because of its track record in providing world-class services in the aviation industry.

Mercury jets operate in the FCT and Nigeria’s commercial city of Lagos.

  • Website: mercuryjets.com

Faithful Jets Limited

Head office: NAF Shopping Mall, Suite A90/108  Muritala Mohammed International Local Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos.

  • Tel: +2348034661887.
  • Email: info@faithfuljetltd.com
  • Website: faithfuljetltd.com

Ideal Aviation Support Services

It also offers services like ground travel, hotel reservations and aircraft handling.

  • Website: idealaviationng.com

Mudita Limited Private Jet Charter

Located at Zone 4, 5b Oshakati Street, Wuse 904101, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Mudita offers helicopter charter to its customers within and outside Abuja on demand.

  • Website: mudita.ng

Private Jets Nigeria

We’re including Private Jets Nigeria in this list because it connects users of private jet hire with private jet operators, and it provides a booking service.

  • Website: privatejetsnigeria.com.ng

Aircharter Service

Aircharter Service Nigeria (ACS) is another private jet charter firm in Nigeria which has more than two decades of experience providing air cargo services.

  • Webiste: aircharterservice.ng

Cases of private jet operators that operate without a licence

In 2021, the NCAA seized some private jet operators for violating the agency’s regulations.

Their offence:  They ventured into commercial operations without the mandatory licences. Most time, the private jets are owned by those who are on the corridor of power.

For instance, a private jet operated by Flints Aero Services Limited with registration number 5N-AM crash landed on November 3, 2023, at Ibadan Airport before the runway, having Nigeria’s Minister of Power Adebayo Adelabu and 9 others onboard

The National Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) revealed that the jet only had a permit for non-commercial flight (PNCF).

On January 19, 2024, the Acting Director-General of NCAA, Chris Najomo, vowed to clamp down on operators that do not have commercial licences.

There are still some private jets in Nigeria that do not have the required permits to operate as commercial operators. Check their details and antecedents before boarding.

What is the cost of chartering private air travel?

The cost of a private jet charter depends on a lot of factors including the size of the aircraft and time of booking as captured in one of our posts.

Conclusion:

The introduction of the private jet charter in Nigeria’s aviation sector has enabled the super-rich to meet schedules, enjoy the benefits that come with flying private jets, and attend to other business activities instead of wasting their precious time booking ticket at commercial airlines that may disappoint any time.

Author

  • Opeyemi Quadri

    Ope is a finance writer and researcher with 10+ years of experience in content creation. His interests cut across decentralized finance, investment, foreign exchange, government policies and politics.

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