AIRPORTS IN NIGERIA

AIRPORTS IN NIGERIA

AIRPORTS

There are quite a number of Airports in Nigeria now. Unlike in the 1960 when the country gain its independent. Nigeria which is made up of 36 state; has a total of 31 airports, in 2020. There are 13 airstrips and 4 military airports. However, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria is using 26 of the Airports to aid traveling within the country. Meanwhile, there are 8 international airports in Nigeria. But only 5 are use for international purpose. The country is really doing well in this aspect.

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List of Airports in Nigeria

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International Airports in Nigeria

  • Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja
  • Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu
  • Ilorin International Airport, Ilorin, Kwara
  • Kaduna International Airport
  • Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano
  • Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos
  • Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers State
  • Sadiq Abubakar International Airport, Sokoto

Major domestic airports

  • Asaba International Airport, Delta State
  • Sir Abuba Tafawa Balewa Airport, Bauchi
  • Benin Airport, Edo
  • Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar
  • Ibadan Airport, Oyo
  • Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos
  • Maiduguri International Airport, Borno
  • Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport (SMICA), Owerri
  • Akwa Ibom International Airport, Uyo
  • Yola Airport, Adamawa

Other domestic airports

  • Akure Airport
  • Bauchi Airport
  • Gombe Lawanti International Airport
  • Kebbi International Airport
  • Dutse International Airport
  • Jalingo Airport
  • Katsina Airport
  • Makurdi Airport
  • Minna Airport
  • Warri Airport
  • Bayelsa International Airport, Yenagoa
  • Zaria Airport

Airstrips in Nigeria

These are the 13 Airstrips in the country. Therefore, it can be use for training.

  • Ajaokuta Airstrip, Kogi
  • Azare Airstrip, Bauchi
  • Bacita Airstrip, Kwara
  • Bajoga Northeast Airport, Gombe
  • Bebi Airstrip, Cross River
  • Bida Airstrip, Niger
  • Eket Airstrip, Akwa Ibom
  • Escravos Airstrip, Delta
  • Gusau Airstrip, Zamfara
  • Nguru Airstrip, Yobe
  • Potiskum Airstrip, Yobe
  • Shiroro Airstrip, Niger
  • Tuga Airstrip, Kebbi

Military Airports

However, there are 4 military Airports in this country. Which are use by the Air force.

  • Katsina Air Force Base
  • Makurdi Air Force Base
  • Port Harcourt NAF Base
  • Kaduna Air Force Base
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Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja

This airport lies on Ring Road 4 in Abuja. It is 18 years old in 2020. Although, it was built in 2000. It lies in the city capital of Nigeria. Many international travellers enters into the country using this airport. Also, the departure time is always at 08:05. Nevertheless, it is the second busiest airport after the one in Lagos.

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

It is name after one of the early ruler of Nigeria. However, the airport is the busiest in the country. Also, it has the longest runway. Furthermore, you can locate this airport in Ikeja LGA. Nevertheless, its a cool place to tour. I like this Airport.

Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu

This lies close to  old Abakaliki road. Also, it serves Benue, Okigwe, Awgu and other nearby places.

Ilorin International Airport, Ilorin, Kwara

This airport lies at Fili in Ilorin.  It was fully open on the 16, February 1978. Although, it is not as big as that of Lagos. But it is very unique.

Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers State

This airport lies in Kaicon Expressway of Sokara. In any case, the customer service here is good. It is also a location to feed the eyes. As you will see lots of Aeroplane.

Kaduna International Airport

It lies very close to Isira community. This airport is 38 years old in Kaduna in 2020. Moreover, it in the metropolis of the state. Therefore, northerners use it often to fly abroad.

Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano

This is the oldest airport  in the country, before Nigeria gain independence. However, the first flight once landed in 1922. But operation started in 1936. It lies on 50 Danjuma Way in Southern Expressway.

Sadiq Abubakar International Airport, Sokoto

It lies close to Bodinga in the South-south West of the state. Therefore, it is use mostly in the northern part of the country. However, this airport is mostly use during festive period. It first date back from February 17, 1982.

Akwa Ibom International Airport, Uyo

However, the precise location is Okobo. However, it serves Uyo, Oron and other places in the state. Also, it houses Ibom Air and is close to Calabar Airport. It is one of the newest airport. Furthermore, it is a world class airport.

How many international airports are in Lagos?

The only one now is Murtala Muhammed International Airport. Although, there is a new one under construction in Ajah.

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How many airports are in Nigeria?

There are 31 Airports only. Also, there are 13 Airstrips and 4 military airports. Nevertheless, many of these airports has the best facility that enables it operate.

What is the main airport in Nigeria?

However, here are the 5 main airports in Nigeria;

  • Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja
  • Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos
  • Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu
  • Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers State
  • Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano

These are the airports that are mainly use to travel out of Nigeria. Meanwhile, others are use locally.

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Where are international airports located in Nigeria?

There is International airport in Abuja, Lagos, Enugu, Rivers State and Kaduna. Also, there are in other state. So, you can travel to Nigeria or out of the country.

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Which airport has the longest runway in Nigeria?

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos; has the longest runway in Nigeria. Also it is the biggest Airport in the country. Nevertheless, it’s also the largest.

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Busiest Airport in Nigeria

The busiest airport is always the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, in Lagos. Also, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja is always busier too.

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Airports in Nigeria closed

There are numerous Airports in the country; that were close as a result of the lockdown. Although, many of them have been reopened. Airports within Nigeria is open for traveling. However, movement is better now. Its just that visa can not be issue in many countries now. This is because of the corona-virus.

International Airports in Nigeria opening date

There’s an ongoing booking of flight currently, in most part of the world. Since the lockdown has been ease in the country. Also, you can visit the airport and find out yourself.

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