The best airports in Nigeria lies in 5 states. However, others lies in some state. In this post we will make you know the best airports in Nigeria. However, it’s important to always use the best facilities when traveling to avoid any issues.
Best Airports in Nigeria
These are the popular airports in Nigeria and has the best facilities.
- Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja
- Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano
- Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers State
- Sultan Saddik Abubakar Airport Sokoto
- Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu
- Akwa Ibom International Airport, Uyo
- Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport (SMICA), Owerri
- Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar
- Asaba International Airport, Delta State
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, it’s a cool place to tour. I like this Airport. Also, it is the no. 1 in Airport Nigeria; that serves Ikeja, Lekki and Lagos. Furthermore, these airlines Azman Air, Med-View Airline, Dana Air, Aero Contractors, Air Peace, Arik Air, and Ibom Air operate here.
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. Furthermore, it’s serves the city of Abuja. However, it is hub for Arik Air, Ibom Air, Overland Airways, Air Peace and Aero Contractors.
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. Also, the airport serves the entire Kano. And it is the hub for Azman Air.
Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers State
This airport lies in Kaicon Expressway of Sokara, Omagwa. In any case, the customer service here is good. It is also a location to feed the eyes. As you will see Aeroplanes. Also, it is the third busiest airport in Nigeria and serves the city of Port Harcourt. Nevertheless, there are several passengers airlines that operate here; which are Turkish Airlines, Arik Air, Dana Air, Aero Contractors, Africa’s Connection STP, Air France, Air Peace, Cronos Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and Med-View Airline. Meanwhile, Air France Cargo, Cargolux Airlines, Air Atlanta Icelandic, and Western Global Airlines are for cargo.
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. However, serving Sokoto with three airlines; Aero Contractors, Arik Air, and Med-View Airlines.
Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu
This lies close to old Abakaliki road. Also, it serves Benue, Idah, Orlu, Okigwe, Awgu, Nsukka, Otukpo, Ugep, Ogoja and other nearby places. It airlines are Ibom Air, Aero Contractors, Air Peace, Ethiopian Airlines, Med-View Airline, and Arik Air.
Akwa Ibom International Airport, Uyo
However, the precise location is Okobo. Meanwhile, it serves Uyo, Oron and other places in the state. Also, it is home to Ibom Air and is close to Calabar Airport. It is one of the newest airport. Furthermore, it is a world class airport. Dana Air, Arik Air, Aero Contractors, Air Peace, and Ibom Air operates here.
Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport (SMICA), Owerri
It lies in Ngor Okpala LGA in Imo state. The airport serves Oguta, Orlu; Onitsha, Okigwe, Nnewi, Umuahia, Arochukwu and Aba. Also, it serves some part of Akwa Ibom state. However, it’s the first state government built airport. The airlines here are Arik Air, Air Peace, and Dana Air.
Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar
It lies in Akim Qua Town in Calabar and serves the city and other neighbouring town, Also, the Air peace is the airline that operate here.
Asaba International Airport, Delta State
This airport lies in Asaba in the northern part of the state. Also, serves the city and its neighbourhood; Onitsha. It is one of the newly built airport in the country. The Airport was launch in 2013. The major airlines here are Air peace, Overland Airways and Aero Contractors.