The airline is a registered Nigerian company established in 1998. The Nigerian and government set a deadline of April 30, 2007 for all airlines operating in the country to re-capitalise or be grounded, in an effort to ensure better services and safety. The airline satisfied the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)’s criteria in terms of re-capitalization and was re-registered for operation.
The Allied Air fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2017):
The airline used to operate Boeing 727-200Fs and one was written off in an accident on June 2, 2012.
Accidents and incidents
- On June 2, 2012, a Boeing 727-200F, operating flight Allied Air Flight 111, overshot the runway as it landed at Kotoka International Airport in the Ghanaian city of Accra after flying from Lagos, Nigeria. The plane continued through the airport boundary fence and across a main road, hitting a minivan. 10 people in the minivan were killed outright. The plane's four crew suffered minor injuries. This accident took place before the fatal DANA Air crash.