Bellview Airlines started as IATA approved travel agency named 'Bellview Travels Limited' in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1989. The travel agency metamorphosed itself and turned into an airline in October 1992, starting with executive chartered operations with a Yakovlev (Yak-40), which is a regional jet transport aircraft. In 1993, Bellview Airlines commenced scheduled passenger services within Nigeria, using a leased DC-9-30 series aircraft.
It operates scheduled domestic, regional and international charter flights from Lagos. Its main hub is located at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. It holds the distinction of being the first airline in Nigeria to operate Airbus A300-600 aircraft and the first privately owned airline to do so, in Africa. Today, Bellview Airlines and its subsidiary - Bellview Airlines Sierra Leone Ltd - have grown into market leaders in their respective countries - Nigeria and Sierra-Leone.
Bellview currently operates with a fleet of Boeing 737-200 and Boeing 767-200ER aircrafts. Presently, Bellview operates several destinations in Africa, including Johannesburg (South Africa), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Dakar (Senegal), Abuja, Lagos, Kano and Port Harcourt (Nigeria), Monrovia (Liberia), Conakry (Guinea), Accra (Ghana), Banjul (The Gambia), Libreville (Gabon), Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire) and Douala (Cameroon). It flies to London in Europe. In India, Bellview Airlines flies to Mumbai.