Nigerian airlines’ aircraft fleets have been depleted by 58.9 percent over the past year, according to reports.
A source at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) revealed that the fleet of the country’s carriers has reduced from 81 aircrafts one year ago to just 42 at present, with 39 grounded.
Apart from Air Peace and Azman, all other Nigerian carriers are facing downsizing.
The most affected airlines are Arik Air and Aero, whose aircrafts were depleted from 26 to 10 and from 13 to 1 aircraft respectively. Both Arik and Aero have been taken over by the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) over inability to repay their debts.