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Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Explorers(m): 1:58pm On Apr 13, 2017
Nigerian airports have become an eyesore as both functional and grounded airlines have turned them into graveyards for dead aircraft o a first time visitor to Nigeria’s airports in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja or Kano, they look like graveyards for dead airplanes.







http://www.theafricanaviationtribune.com/2012/11/nigeria-pics-faan-again-gives-aircraft.html

http://planespotter.iteg.co.za/Graveyards_of_Dead_Planes

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria_Airways?_e_pi_=7%2CPAGE_ID10%2C4457928227

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Explorers(m): 1:58pm On Apr 13, 2017
Nigeria Airways Ltd., more commonly known asNigeria Airways, was a Nigerian airline.

The company was founded in 1958 after the dissolution of West African Airways Corporation.

It was wholly owned by the Government of Nigeria, and served as the country's flag carrier until it ceased operations in 2003.

The airline was managed by a number of foreign companies, including British Airways, KLM and South African Airways.

It had its heyday in the early 1980s, just after a KLM team two-year-management period; at that time its fleet comprised about 30 aircraft.

The airline's operations were concentrated at Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

Plagued by mis-management, corruption, and overstaffing, at the time of closure the airline had debts of more than US$60,000,000(equivalent to $78,115,051 in 2016), a poor safety record, and its operative fleet comprised a single aircraft flying domestic routes as well as two leased aircraft operating the international network.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by waledeji(m): 1:59pm On Apr 13, 2017
grin grin
Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Nobody: 2:09pm On Apr 13, 2017
Lolzz, aba boys fit rehabilitate am ooh, or ladipo boys

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Explorers(m): 2:10pm On Apr 13, 2017
In 1985 Nigeria Airways had 17 planes.

Emirates had only 3 planes.

In 2017, Emirates has 256 planes, it is now the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 3,600 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport, to more than 154 cities in 81 countries across six continents.

Nigeria Airways has none.

Lalasticlala, Mynd44

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Explorers(m): 2:14pm On Apr 13, 2017
In terminals in Nigeria airports, visitors confronted with several rusty aircraft littering the airport.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Explorers(m): 2:17pm On Apr 13, 2017
Abandoned and disused aircraft belonging to both operating and rested airlines litter the adjoining areas of the runways.

As a plane taxies to the take off point at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, for instance, a passenger looking through the window would shudder at the sight of dusty planes belonging to Albarka Airline.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by PapaBrowne(m): 2:20pm On Apr 13, 2017
A sad narrative of what Nigeria could have been and what it has eventually become.

And yet some old men who have no future think we shouldn't sit down and plot a new narrative for the future.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Explorers(m): 2:32pm On Apr 13, 2017
Apart from occupying space, investigations had revealed that there are certain emissions from the abandoned aircraft that affect signals.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Explorers(m): 2:38pm On Apr 13, 2017
A close look at some of the abandoned aircraft has revealed that many have deteriorated beyond redemption such that they can only be sold as scraps to aluminum smelters or iron and steel factories at peanuts.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Nobody: 2:40pm On Apr 13, 2017
its a real WAH

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Explorers(m): 2:41pm On Apr 13, 2017
more.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Lordshola: 2:44pm On Apr 13, 2017
PapaBrowne:
A sad narrative of what Nigeria could have been and what it has eventually become.

And yet some old men who have no future think we shouldn't sit down and plot a new narrative for the future.


Very sad my bro, and d best we youth can do is to engage in e-war.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Goahead(m): 2:48pm On Apr 13, 2017
Our leaders are intellectually handicapped. We have many tourist attractions, transport those planes to these places and convert them to restaurants, Internet cafe and other useful spots.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Tequilah: 2:50pm On Apr 13, 2017
PapaBrowne:
A sad narrative of what Nigeria could have been and what it has eventually become.

And yet some old men who have no future think we shouldn't sit down and plot a new narrative for the future.

You have just spoken the truth! undecided But what shape would the new narrative take?

Goahead:
Our leaders are intellectually handicapped. We have many tourist attractions, transport those planes to these places and convert them to restaurants, Internet cafe and other useful spots.

Well said!! cool

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Explorers(m): 2:52pm On Apr 13, 2017
Okada Air was established in 1983 and had 18 BAC One-Eleven 300s on its books by 1991.

The following year saw the company launch a range of international services, but by 1997 Okada Air had ceased to exist.

Its abandoned airliners were subsequently parked up and left to languish at Benin City for more than a decade.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Tequilah: 2:53pm On Apr 13, 2017
Explorers:
A close look at some of the abandoned aircraft has revealed that many have deteriorated beyond redemption such that they can only be sold as scraps to aluminum smelters or iron and steel factories at peanuts.

Then they should take that step, and decongest those places where the dead planes have laid for so long.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by egorov(m): 2:56pm On Apr 13, 2017
This could actually make a patriot Nigerian shed tears

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:03pm On Apr 13, 2017
Dismantling some of the aircraft.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by otokx(m): 3:08pm On Apr 13, 2017
Nice pictures

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Tequilah: 3:09pm On Apr 13, 2017
otokx:
Nice pictures

Otokx, nah yah eye be dis? Wey you dey since?? shocked undecided

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:09pm On Apr 13, 2017
Defunct airlines in Nigeria.




ADC Airlines

Afrijet Airlines

Air Atlantic Cargo

Air Nigeria

Albarka Air

AL-AIR Al-Dawood Air

Amako Air

Amed Air

Arax Airlines

Axiom Air

Barnax Air

Bellview Airlines

Capital Airlines

Chrome Air Service

Dasab Airlines

Earth Airlines

EAS Airlines

Easy Link Aviation

Freedom Air Services

Fresh Air

GAS Air Nigeria

Hamsal Air

Harco Air Services

Hold-Trade Air

British Aircraft Corporation

IAT Cargo Airlines

Intercontinental Airlines (Nigeria)

Mangal Airlines

Meridian Airlines

Nicon Airways

Nigeria Airways

Nigeria One

Nigerian Global Aviation

Okada Air

Overnight Cargo Nigeria

Pan African Airlines

Premium Air Shuttle

Sosoliso Airlines

Space World International Airlines

Trans Sahara Air

Triax Airlines

Virgin Nigeria

Wings Aviation.








http://allafrica.com/stories/201609190801.html

Lalasticlala, Mynd44

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by ruzell86: 3:19pm On Apr 13, 2017
Explorers:
In 1985 Nigeria Airways had 17 planes.

Emirates had only 3 planes.

In 2017, Emirates has 256 planes, it is now the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 3,600 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport, to more than 154 cities in 81 countries across six continents.

Nigeria Airways has none

Honestly, the first line got me... I feel so bad, and down trodden about this Country.

I believe it's not my fault for coming to this world as a Nigerian.

Lord, Please let the sun shine brightly again on this nation.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:22pm On Apr 13, 2017
Nigeria airways 5N-ABK at Manston Airport, England in 1993.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Rich4god(m): 3:25pm On Apr 13, 2017
As long as this set of leaders keep leading us.... We are going no where..... Just same circular path.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:28pm On Apr 13, 2017
A Nigeria Airways Vickers VC-10, leased from BOAC, at Ikeja Airport in 1969.

A company Fokker Friendship is in the background.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:32pm On Apr 13, 2017
A Nigeria Airways McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 at Zurich Airportin 1983.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:40pm On Apr 13, 2017
A Boeing 747-200BM in Nigeria Airways at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in 1988.


This aircraft was leased from Scandinavian Airlines.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by oseiwe(m): 3:52pm On Apr 13, 2017
Explorers:
In 1985 Nigeria Airways had 17 planes.

Emirates had only 3 planes.

In 2017, Emirates has 256 planes, it is now the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 3,600 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport, to more than 154 cities in 81 countries across six continents.

Nigeria Airways has none
The baptismal name of Nigeria is Retrogressia

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by cyojunior1(m): 3:54pm On Apr 13, 2017
Kai. , hw come on earth did I belong to this mismanagement set of fauna !

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by otokx(m): 5:44pm On Apr 13, 2017
Tequilah:


Otokx, nah yah eye be dis? Wey you dey since?? shocked undecided

Nigeria will get better, let us encourage ourselves in the midst of this hopelessness.

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Re: Graveyard Of Nigeria's Dead Airplanes (Photos) by gurunlocker: 6:13pm On Apr 13, 2017
Nigeria major problems are corruption and poor maintenance.... This thread is very sad, especially that Nigeria airways and Emirate airways part.

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