Azman Air (AZM, Kano) appears to have suspended all operations, including domestic schedules and Hajj charters to Saudi Arabia, according to ADS-B data.

The airline was not immediately available for comment, but flight tracking sites show that A340-600 5N-AAM (msn 765), which provided pilgrimage charters to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj 2023 season under contract from the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) since June 1, 2023, conducted the last flight from Jeddah International to Kaduna, Nigeria, on July 31. It has since been parked at Kano in the West Africa state.

Azman Air's domestic schedules have been suspended since June 14, when the last such flight with B737-500 5N-AIS (msn 29235) operated between Abuja and Kano, according to ADS-B data.

Nigeria's Business Day newspaper reports the airline sent the bulk of its staff on unpaid leave from August 1, except for a skeleton crew of eight, because its aircraft remain in maintenance which is taking longer than expected.

The report cites an August 3 memo to staff signed by Azman Air Human Resources Manager Magaji Misau titled "Placement of Leave Without Pay," which read as follows: "As you are aware, our domestic operations have been put on hold for a while due to the conveyance of our aircraft for C-checks, and the MROs has given a longer time of completion. In view of the above, the management directed to write and communicate its decision that all staff have been placed on leave without pay with effect from August 1, 2023."