Bellview Airlines

Bellview Airlines was an airline headquartered at Bellview Plaza in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria.[1] Founded in 1992 and having had 308 employees[when?],[2] it operated scheduled passenger flights within Africa as well as to London out of Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.[2] The airline was shut down in 2009.[3]

IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations2009
HubsMurtala Mohammed International Airport
Focus citiesNnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
Port Harcourt International Airport
Frequent-flyer programPremium Club
Fleet size13
Parent companyBellview Airlines Nig. Ltd.
HeadquartersIkeja, Lagos State, Nigeria
Key peopleTunde Yusuf (Chairman), Kayode Odukoya (CEO)


In 1992, Bellview Airlines emerged from Bellview Travels Limited, a Lagos-based travel agency, originally concentrating on offering executive charter services using a single Yakovlev Yak-40 aircraft. In 1993 scheduled domestic passenger services commenced with a leased Douglas DC-9-30. In order to expand further, a subsidiary in Sierra Leone was founded in 1995, which later merged back into its parent company.

The Government of Nigeria set a deadline of April 30, 2007, for all airlines operating in the country to re-capitalise to avoid being grounded, in an effort to ensure better services and safety. Bellview Airlines satisfied the criteria of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and was subsequently re-registered for operation.[citation needed]

In October 2009 Bellview Airlines suspended all operations following the suspension of its London Heathrow services[why?].


A Boeing 767-200 of Bellview Airlines on approach of London Heathrow Airport in 2006.

At July 2009, Bellview Airlines offered scheduled flights to the following destinations:[4]



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Over the years, Bellview Airlines operated the following aircraft types:[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Contacts." Bellview Airlines. 21 April 2008. Retrieved on 27 November 2010. "CORPORATE HEAD OFFICE Bellview Plaza 66b, Opebi Road, Ikeja P.M.B 21766, Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria"
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 85.
  3. ^ Bellview Airlines at Archived 2012-09-04 at
  4. ^ August 15, Atqnews on; 2016 (2016-08-15). "Bellview Airlines: A tale of life, peak and plunge". ATQ News. Retrieved 2020-07-31.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ [1]Lagos crash 2005
  6. ^ Nzeshi, Andy Ekugo And Onwuka (2006-01-03). "Nigeria: FG Clears Chanchangi, Converts Bellview License Revocation to Suspension". This Day (Lagos). Retrieved 2017-08-29.
  7. ^ "Bellview Airlines Fleet | Airfleets aviation". Retrieved 2017-08-29.

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