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Cally Air

Full Service Carrier
In service
IATA: n/a
ICAO: n/a
Main hub: Calabar Airport
Country/Territory: Nigeria

About

Cally Air is a Nigerian joint venture to be based at Calabar Airport. The airline is a joint venture between The Cross River State Government and DANA Group, under a public-private agreement. Cally Air commenced operations with daily services from Calabar Airport to Abuja and Lagos on 01-Aug-2021. Cally Air will serve the new Obudu International Airport, which is expected to be complete by Dec-2021.

Cally Air received its first Boeing 737-300 (5N-BYR) in early Apr-2021 and its second Boeing 737 aircraft at Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport on 28-Apr-2021. The aircraft are configured with 142 and 144 seats.

Cross River State's Governor Ben Ayade said the state government acquired two aircraft for Cally Air on 16-Jul-2021. The aircraft will be operated and maintained by Aero Contractors until Cally Air receives its air operator's certificate.
 
Cross River State's Governor Ben Ayade stated Aero Contractors will operate aircraft on behalf of Cally Air "for six months in the first instance" as Cally Air is yet to receive its air operator's certificate (AOC). Mr Ayade said: "It takes six months for the licence to come", adding: "We will continue with them [Aero Contractors] until Cally Air has its full management team and a full AOC".

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