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Airports in Nigeria

The following are both International Airports in Nigeria and Domestic Airports in Nigeria.

International Airports in Nigeria

Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Category: International Airports in Nigeria

Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos is the nation’s busiest airport – with two terminals – International and Cargo terminals open 24 hours daily while the domestic terminal opens 16 hours daily.

Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport

Category: International Airports in Nigeria

Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport is the nation’s second busiest airport. NAIA was built in the early 2000 and opened in 2002. It holds a pride of place, among airports in the country, as the international airport for the country’s federal capital, Abuja.

Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport

Category: International Airports in Nigeria

MAKIA is one of the country’s oldest international airports. The remodelled Mallam Aminu Kano International was remodelled and commissioned on March 15, 2015 by HRH, Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on the March 15, 2013.

Port Harcourt International Airport

Category: International Airports in Nigeria

The Port Harcourt International Airport ,PHIA, allows direct air connections between the country and major destinations around the world, especially to and from Western countries. PHIA plays a very important role in the economy of the country.

Airports in Nigeria

Airports in Nigeria

Akanu Ibiam International Airport

Category: International Airports in Nigeria

The Akanu Ibiam International Airport is located in Enugu, reputed as the ‘coal city’ alluding to the days of old when it was the centre of a flourishing coal mining industry.
This airport is one of the five international airports in the country and operated by FAAN.

Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar

Category: International Airports in Nigeria

Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri commenced operation in 1994. The Airport was built by the Imo State Government and handed over to the Federal Government of Nigeria under the management of FAAN.

Domestic Airports in Nigeria

Benin Airport

Category: Domestic Airports in Nigeria

This is one of the oldest airports in the country. The Airport was constructed in 1956 by the former Public Works Department (PWD) and upgraded in between 1975 and 1978 before it was finally handed over to the Nigerian Airports Authority (NAA).

Ilorin Airport

Category: Domestic Airports in Nigeria

The Airport was commissioned on February 16, 1978. It is located at Fili area of Ilorin about 9km Southwest of Ilorin town.

Sokoto Airport

Category: Domestic Airports in Nigeria

Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto was commissioned on February 17, 1982. It is located at South-south West of Sokoto. The Airport is mostly utilized during Hajj and Umrah operations.

Yola Airport

Category: Domestic Airports in Nigeria

The Airport was commissioned on the 27th October, 1984. There was skeletal, operation since 1978 until it was upgraded to an International Airport in 2002. The Airport is located at Jimeta, about 8km Northwest of Yola.

Ibadan Airport

Category: Domestic Airports in Nigeria

Ibadan Airport was commissioned in June, 1982 by the former Senate President, Joseph Wayas. The Airport is located at Alakia, which is between Adegbaiji community and Iwo Road.

Kaduna Airport

The Airport was officially commissioned in 1982 under the management of the Nigerian Airports Authority (NAA). The Airport is located about 12km from Kaduna Metropolis. The nearest community to the Airport is Isira Community.

Kastina Airport

Katsina Airport commenced operation on the 22nd December 1991. It is located southwest of Katsina at and about 4km from the metropolis. The nearest towns and distances to the airport are Modoju 2KM, Makeva 3KM, and Kayanki 5KM.

Maiduguri Airport

The Airport serves as both domestic and international operations during Hajj operations. The Airport is located in Maiduguri and it is also surrounded by Bulunkutu, Shiwari, Shelmari and Muronti communities.

Makurdi Airport

Makurdi Airport commenced operation in 1983. The Airport is located at Fili along Makurdi Gboko road.

Minna Airport

Minna Airport was commissioned on 20th June, 1990 by the former Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida. The Airport is located in Maikunkele Bosso Local Government Area of Niger State.

Akure Airport

Akure Airport was commissioned on 8th February 1986 as a Domestic Airport.

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