Christmas Travel: Best Airlines To Travel With Across Nigeria, Prices And Travelling Guide

Christmas is always a time to look forward to! Lots of food to eat, enough parties to attend, get-togethers, lots of fun etc. Enjoying the fullness of the fun of Christmas often demands that we travel. If you are the busy type, it’s very likely you have not stepped foot out of your city since this year began. But Christmas is fast approaching, you can finally give yourself a much-needed break by using any of these airlines for your trips.

Best Airlines To Travel

Travelling by flight is usually the fastest and most convenient means to travel. Airlines in Nigeria are usually very busy as the holidays approach, so it’s best you make your bookings as fast as possible. Below are the best airlines to travel with across Nigeria this Christmas season;


Arik Air prides itself as West Africa’s leading airline with many destinations in Nigeria, Africa, Europe and the US, including London’s Heathrow Airport, and New York’s JFK International Airport. Arik Air started operations in 2006, and it is a fully Nigerian owned commercial airline. The headquarters is domiciled at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos. As of February 2021, Arik Air boasts of owning 22 fleets composed of 8 Boeing 737-700, 4 Boeing 737-800, 4 Bombardier CRJ900, 1 Bombardier CRJ1000, and 4 De Havilland Dash 8-400.

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Aero contractors offer travel services to up to 13 destinations all over Nigeria including Abuja, Asaba, Benin City, Calabar, Kaduna, Kano, Enugu, Lagos, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Uyo and Sokoto. They boast of owning a fleet of 16 aircraft including Boeing 737-400 (7), Boeing 737-500 (5), De Havilland Dash 8 Q200 (1), De Havilland Dash 8 Q300 (1), De Havilland Dash 8 Q400 (2).

Customers are assured of being entertained and comfortable during their flight with Aero Contractors as their aircraft is equipped with WIFI, movies, individual screens, earphones, in-flight magazines, and onboard shopping.

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Air Peace airline boasts in ensuring passengers have safe flights to their destination. Their customer service is top-notch, hence most customers who use Air Peace attest to having a pleasant time flying with Air Peace. Air Peace was founded in 2003 by Allen Onyema., and they offer mostly domestic flights; however, they provide a few international flights within Africa. Air Peace, which provides passenger and charter service, has its head office at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos (LOS), Ikeja, Lagos State. Besides just providing peaceable flight experiences for customers, Air Peace founder has a vision of creating more job opportunities for Nigerian Youths.

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Dana Airline is based in Lagos and offers domestic flights within Nigeria. Dana airline has quality onboard services as well as a cost-efficient system that makes them highly patronized by passengers. The airline was founded in 2008 and began operations that same year. Dana Airlines Limited is a subsidiary of the Dana Group of Companies, is a completely private division-owned carrier operating as Dana Air.

With Dana Airline, whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, you can choose from their options of business or economy class.

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Situated in Ikeja, Lagos State, Oberland Airways has its main base located at Murtala Muhammed International Airport. With 194 employees available, Overland Airways has trained and qualified personnel, including pilots and cabin crew. About 9 fleets of aircraft are available and they travel to 9 destinations within Nigeria. These destinations include Abuja, Akure, Asaba, Bauchi, Dutse, Ibadan, Ilorin, Jalingo, Ikeja. For now, Overland Airways offers travel services just within Nigeria, but it soon plans to extend its reach to accommodate International travel.

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Prices Of Airline Christmas Travel In Nigeria

Below are the prices of common destinations using any of the airlines listed above;

Lagos – Abuja27,500-30,000
Abuja – Port Harcourt42,400-46,000
Lagos – Port Harcourt38,800-48,000
Port Harcourt – Benin27,500-35,000
Lagos – Kano29,900-36,700
Ilorin – Lagos29,000-34,000
Lagos – Warri76,000-80,000
Ibadan – Abuja42,300-51,000
Abuja – Calabar35,700-39,300
Lagos – Kaduna33,000-35,000

Travelling Tips for this Chrismas

  1. Book your flights early. Airline tickets are usually more expensive during holiday seasons like Christmas, hence, it is wise to book your flights at least 3-4 weeks before you travel.
  2. Pay Attention to the Preflight Briefing
  3. Keep Your Seat Belt Fastened While You are Seated
  4. Listen to the flight attendant
  5. Don’t come along with any hazardous materials such as gasoline, corrosives, poisonous gases, and other such items.
  6. Don’t drink too much so that you will be in perfect health while you are in the air.
  7. Keep your valuables in a safe and secure place. Theft is generally higher during holiday seasons like Christmas.


Christmas is always a good time to travel, have fun and catch up with friends and family. Carmart Nigeria wishes you a safe flight as you travel this season.

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