Obike Air, Nigeria’s Interesting New “Airline”

Obike Air, Nigeria’s Interesting New “Airline”

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Move over British Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, and Virgin Atlantic! There’s about to be a new global player.

What we know about Obike Air

Nigerian visionary Ifeanyi Obike is taking to LinkedIn to share his latest venture, which is a new global airline. While details are limited as of now, he has been promoting it heavily in the past week, and is looking for investors and partners “from the private and public sectors from around the world to join this mission.”

It started with him dropping a hint about a week ago, with the carrier’s new logo.

Then he posted pictures of a 747 in Obike Air’s livery.

Then he asked people in which “box” they’d like to belong — I’ll take a seat on the Board of Directors!

It’s important to benchmark, and he shares that Obike Air’s peers are British Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, and Virgin Atlantic.

It looks like Obike Air won’t just fly 747s, but also 787s.

And they’ve really figured out all of the important big-picture details, like the “hostess uniform.” Personally I think if this airline wants to be successful they need a hat that’s better color coordinated with the rest of the uniform.

Things are progressing quickly — “the eagle is about to take off.” Nope, that’s definitely not an Air Tanzania 787, despite the Tanzanian flag on the side of the plane, and Air Tanzania’s website written on the engines.

Anyway, you can bet I’ll be on the inaugural flight…

So, who is Ifeanyi Obike?

You might be wondering “is this legitimate?” For those of you who haven’t heard of Ifeanyi Obike, his “projected net net-worth by 2030 stands at 48.7 billion USD.” Move over Bill and Jeff! And with billions of dollars, why is he even looking for partners and investors? He could easily fund all of this himself!

The man seems to run quite an empire…

Not listed above is Obike University, which I’m sure will be a world renowned institution of higher learning.

And before anyone thinks this guy isn’t legitimate, I’m here to tell you you’re wrong. Would he be hiring an “Executive Chuaffeur” for himself if he weren’t the real deal?

Okay, in fairness, it’s a volunteer role, though generously Obike Foods will provide the vehicle and a suit and tie.

I wonder if Obike Airways will also have volunteer pilots? I’ve always wanted to fly a 747, so as long as they provide the uniform and plane, I’m in!

Bottom line

Aren’t “airline” “startups” fun?

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  1. Onororo otega

    I will be interested in obike wining airline teams i have a job experience in both in the aviation security as well as in the cargo logistics i have work with British airways cargo Rwanda airline passengers services and as well as africa world airline and also currently in aero contractorsmy vast experience in the aviation industry as gone wide and i want to inturn share it with obike airline if i would be contact am ready to offer my services to the company

  2. Kichime Goyang Gotau

    Obike Air:
    I think the method of unveiling this Airliner, is quintessential and proof of a fleet that is bound for a real-sector business, carrying ideas, methods, people and wealth across boards and stakeholders...

  3. Ese O

    I keep reading His projected net-worth by 2030 will be blah blah blah billion dollars. Absolutely nothing about His current net-worth from which the blah blah figure was extrapolated.

  4. Travelnut

    As a former crew member of Air New Zealand, that 747-400 looks like one of our old Queens-the 2blue/green wavy lines between doors 1-2 certainly give it away! Also if you zoom in enough the rego looks like ZK-something!!!

  5. West Coast Flyer

    Maybe they can partner with Vandelay Industries in New York to get this airline going?

  6. Eskimo

    Some investigative journalism would reveal that we are talking about 2 different airlines here.
    Everyone here seems to get it mixed up.

    1. Obike "Air" that was launched few days ago with a 787 in their fleet.
    2. Obike "Airways" that looks to be around for many years. Photo(shopped) shows that their fleet includes 737 747 777 787 and A310 so far.

    bonus
    3. They seem to be unrelated to a defunct bike share in SG that ran away with user's deposit money.

  7. Quinten

    Obike Air just joined Star Alliance (see their logo on the 747)!

  8. ken

    hahahhahaa thanks for the laughter. I'm a Nigerian and for a while I thought it was legit

  9. Luke

    Oh forgot to mention about the new Obike Air Rewards visa card, it will have a reasonable annual fee of $795 not waived for the first year and comes with $750 in statement credits towards any flight on Obike metal provided that it actually flies on the scheduled day!

  10. Luke

    Soon to be launched by Obike bank is the new Obike Air Rewards visa card that will have a outstanding bonus of 40,000 Obikemiles after meeting the $5k spend requirement. The redemption sweet spot on this program will be on their sole airline partner Air Koryo on the Beijing to Pyongyang flight for just 30k Obikemiles each way!

    Business/First class passengers will be treated to the wholesome organic food grown on Obike farms which is...

    Soon to be launched by Obike bank is the new Obike Air Rewards visa card that will have a outstanding bonus of 40,000 Obikemiles after meeting the $5k spend requirement. The redemption sweet spot on this program will be on their sole airline partner Air Koryo on the Beijing to Pyongyang flight for just 30k Obikemiles each way!

    Business/First class passengers will be treated to the wholesome organic food grown on Obike farms which is prepared by a special farm to table restaurant Obike foods!

  11. Monte

    That's quite a bit of wing flex on the 787. Wonder where they are going.

  12. Bobby J

    This would be hilarious if it wasn’t so pathetic.

  13. Endre

    He’s also the Vice President of the Nigerian World Bank International Global Group, and for a modest fee he sends you a $2m Visa Master Debit Credit Card linked to funds of a deceased brother in Christ.

  14. Ulisesrguez

    This is Global Ghana Airlines all over again...

  15. Ed

    When I first saw that I though they were riffing on the AVelo name

  16. Icarus

    And if you send him $10000 he will release $1million to you. Don’t forget to confirm your personal details including PIN

  17. CHRIS

    Oh this (and their sister airline Baltia) is 100% NOT a scam!

  18. Robert B

    The headquarters of Obike Industries are rather modest if you check this out on google…

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Onororo otega

I will be interested in obike wining airline teams i have a job experience in both in the aviation security as well as in the cargo logistics i have work with British airways cargo Rwanda airline passengers services and as well as africa world airline and also currently in aero contractorsmy vast experience in the aviation industry as gone wide and i want to inturn share it with obike airline if i would be contact am ready to offer my services to the company

Kichime Goyang Gotau

Obike Air: I think the method of unveiling this Airliner, is quintessential and proof of a fleet that is bound for a real-sector business, carrying ideas, methods, people and wealth across boards and stakeholders...

Ese O

I keep reading His projected net-worth by 2030 will be blah blah blah billion dollars. Absolutely nothing about His current net-worth from which the blah blah figure was extrapolated.

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