Max Air Appoints A D Mangal as New CEO

Abubakar Dahiru Mangal appointed new CEO of Max Air

He succeeds the former CEO, Alhaji Bashir Barau Mangal who died recently

The Management of Max Air Limited has approved the appointment of Alhaji Abubakar-Dahiru Mangal as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company.

A statement made available to newsmen by the company’s media officer on Monday in Abuja said that the appointment followed the death of the company’s CEO, Alhaji Bashir Barau Mangal.

Until his new appointment as CEO, Mangal was the Deputy Director of Finance of the Airline.

He holds Bsc Economic from the American University of Nigeria Yola, MSc International Business Salford, UK, MBA Finance and Investment Bayero University Kano (
and is currently pursuing his Doctorate degree in Business Administration at Apollos University in the United States.

“The management of Max Air is optimistic that the new CEO will bring his wealth of experience in the Aviation Industry to boost the growth of the company, focus on delivering exceptional customer service and expand the global reach of the Airline.

“We look forward to Alhaji Abubakar’s leadership in driving the Airline’s growth and success,” the statement added.

Max Air is a leading Airline in Nigeria with long years of operation in the domestic market and some West African countries, especially in the airlift of Muslim pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.

Max Air is also a global charter Airline and was recently involved in the evacuation of stranded Nigerians from Libya, Ukraine and other countries.


A domestic and international airline based in Nigeria, Max Air was established in 2008 by business mogul late Alhaji Dahiru Barau Mangal. The company’s head office is located in Kano State with its base at Mallam Aminu Kano International AirportKano.

The company is one of Nigeria’s leading airlines operating a domestic, regional and international flight network. The airline was established in 2006 as Mangal Airlines. It was rebranded Max Air in 2008operating its first commercial flight to King Abdulaziz International Airport from Kano.

The airline began its operations with two Boeing 747-400 aircraft for its Umrah and Hajj operation services. In June 2018, Max Air began domestic operations to three destinations which include AbujaLagos from the airline’s main hub (Kano).[4] On November 1, 2018, Max Air announces two new routes to its domestic operations which include Port Harcourt and Yola as part of its expansion drive. On November 5, Maiduguri route was launched by the airline, making it the 6th domestic destination to its operational routes.

Max Air operates in seven domestic and two international scheduled destinations in states across Nigeria and the Middle East.

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