The crisis rocking the Nigerian aviation industry is taking a toll on the nation’s carriers with the depletion of their fleet of aircraft in the last one year.
INDEPENDENT investigations revealed that the fleet of the nation’s airlines, which was about 81 barely 12 months ago has plummeted to just 42 aircraft.
At least 39 aircraft from the nine Nigerian airlines have been grounded.
This represents 49.9 percent depletion within the period.
Going by INDEPENDENT findings, the most affected are Arik Air and Aero Contractors.
Arik’s has been reduced from 26 to 10, while Aero’s has been reduced from 10 to just two.
However, there has been relative growth in Air Peace’s aircraft fleet.
Air Peace’s fleet appears to have witnessed some stability as a result of a recent aircraft acquisition.
Dana Air and Med-View have maintained their fleet of aircraft within the period.