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Complete List of Airports, Airstrips, in Nigeria, Location & Date Founded

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Airports in Nigeria are been operated by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).



Nigeria has 32 airports, 26 of which are operated by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), and five of which are functional international airports. It also has a state-owned airport located in Akwa Ibom State. In addition, there are airstrips or airfields scattered around the country, built mainly by the Nigerian Air Force and multinational oil companies. Nigeria has only one private-public partnership airport, operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Ltd – Murtala Muhammed Airport Two.

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What is an International Airport


An international airport is an airport with customs and border control facilities enabling passengers to travel between countries. International airports are usually larger than domestic airports and must feature longer runways and facilities to accommodate the heavier aircraft such as the Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet) commonly used for international and intercontinental travel. International airports often also host domestic flights, which often help feed both passengers and cargo into international ones (and vice-versa).

Buildings, operations and management have become increasingly sophisticated since the mid-20th century, when international airports began to provide infrastructure for international civilian flights. Detailed technical standards have been developed to ensure safety and common coding systems implemented to provide global consistency. The physical structures that serve millions of individual passengers and flights are among the most complex and interconnected in the world. By the second decade of the 21st century, there were over 1,200 international[citation needed] airports and almost two billion[citation needed] international passengers along with 50 million[citation needed] metric tonnes of cargo passing through them annually.

List of International Airports in Nigeria


 

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

Name: Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

Location: Bill Clinton Dr, 900562, Abuja

Date Founded: 2000

 

 

Akanu Ibiam International Airport

Akanu Ibiam International Airport

Name: Akanu Ibiam International Airport

Location: Enugu

Date Founded: 2010

 

 

Ilorin International Airport

Ilorin International Airport

Name: Ilorin International Airport

Location: Fili Area of Ilorin about 9km Southwest of Ilorin town.

Date Founded: 1978

  

Kaduna International Airport

Kaduna International Airport

Name: Kaduna International Airport

Location: Kaduna

Date Founded: 1982

  

Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport

Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport

Name: Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport

Location: Kano

Date Founded: 1922

  

Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Name: Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Location: Ikeja, Lagos State

Date Founded: 1947

  

Port Harcourt International Airport

Port Harcourt International Airport

Name: Port Harcourt International Airport

Location: Omagwa, Port Harcourt

Date Founded: 1980

  

Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport

Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport

Name: Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport

Location: Sokoto

Date Founded: 1982

 

What is Domestic Airport


A domestic airport is an airport that handles only domestic flights—flights within the same country. Domestic airports do not have customs and immigration facilities and so cannot handle flights to or from a foreign airport.

These airports often have short runways sufficient to handle short or medium haul aircraft and regional air traffic. Security check / metal detectors are used in most countries, but in many cases they were installed decades after security checks for international flights had become commonplace.

Most municipal airports in Canada and the United States are of this classification. At international airports in Canada, there are domestic terminals that handle flights within Canada (flying from one Canadian city to another).

Additionally, some airports that are named “international” are essentially domestic airports that handles international traffic on an irregular basis. A notable example of this is Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport) in the outskirts of Osaka, Japan. Most of these airports are located through the United States.[citation needed]

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In the United Kingdom, an example of a domestic airport is Wick Airport, which operates frequent flights to other Scottish airports.

Some small countries or regions do not have any public domestic airports, or even public domestic flights, due to its size or political reasons, e.g. Belgium, Kuwait, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Major domestic airports in Nigeria


 

Asaba International Airport

Asaba International Airport

Name: Asaba International Airport

Location: Asaba-Benin Expressway, Asaba, Delta.

Date Founded: 2013

  

Bauchi State Airport

Bauchi State Airport

Name: Bauchi State Airport

Location: Bauchi State

Date Founded: 2014

  

Benin Airport

Benin Airport

Name: Benin Airport

Location: Airport Rd, Ogogugbo 300102, Benin City

Date Founded: 1956

  

Margaret Ekpo International Airport

Margaret Ekpo International Airport

Name: Margaret Ekpo International Airport

Location: Unnamed Road, Big Qua Town 540281, Calabar

Date Founded: 1983

 

 

Ibadan Airport

Ibadan Airport

Name: Ibadan Airport

Location: Ibadan

Date Founded: 1982

  

Yakubu Gowon Airport

Yakubu Gowon Airport

Name: Yakubu Gowon Airport

Location: Heipang, Barkin Ladi LGA

Date Founded: 1988

  

Maiduguri International Airport

Maiduguri International Airport

Name: Maiduguri International Airport

Location: Airport Road, 151571, Maiduguri

Date Founded: 1950

  

Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport

Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport

Name: Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport

Location: 473119, Umuene Obiangwu, Owerri, Imo State

Date Founded: 1994

  

Victor Attah International Airport

Victor Attah International Airport

Name: Victor Attah International Airport

Location: Uyo

Date Founded: 2009

  

Yola International Airport

Yola International Airport

Name: Yola International Airport

Location: A8, 640211, Jimeta

Date Founded: 1984

 

Other domestic airports in Nigeria


 

Akure Airport

Akure Airport

Name: Akure Airport

Location: Obale Community

Date Founded: 1986

  

Gombe Lawanti International Airport

Gombe Lawanti International Airport

Name: Gombe Lawanti International Airport

Location: Along Bauchi-Gombe Road, Lawanti

Date Founded: 2008

  

Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport

Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport

Name: Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport

Location: Kebbi State

Date Founded: 2014

  

Dutse International Airport

Dutse International Airport

Name: Dutse International Airport

Location: Dutse, Jigawa

Date Founded: 2014

  

Jalingo Airport

Jalingo Airport

Name: Jalingo Airport

Location: Jalingo

Date Founded: 2014

  

Katsina Airport

Katsina Airport

Name: Katsina Airport

Location: Kastina State

Date Founded: 1991

  

Makurdi Airport

Makurdi Airport

Name: Makurdi Airport

Location: Off Gboko Road, 970101, Makurdi

Date Founded: 1983

  

Minna Airport

Minna Airport

Name: Minna Airport

Location: Minna

Date Founded: 1990

  

Warri Airport

Warri Airport

Name: Warri Airport

Location: Airport Road, opposite old airport, Warri

Date Founded: April 1, 1999

  

Bayelsa International Airport

Bayelsa International Airport

Name: Bayelsa International Airport

Location: Wilberforce Island, Amassama, Yenogoa, Bayelsa State

Date Founded: 2012

  

Zaria Airport

Zaria Airport

Name: Zaria Airport

Location: Tudan Wada 810282, Zaria

Date Founded: NIL

 

WHAT IS AIRSTRIP:


An airstrip (also known as; aerodromeCommonwealth English) or airdrome (American English) is a location from which aircraft flight operations take place, regardless of whether they involve air cargo, passengers, or neither, and regardless of whether it is for public or private use. Aerodromes include small general aviation airfields, large commercial airports, and military air bases.

The term airport may imply a certain stature (having satisfied certain certification criteria or regulatory requirements) that not all aerodromes may have achieved. That means that all airports are aerodromes, but not all aerodromes are airports. Usage of the term “aerodrome” remains more common in Ireland and Commonwealth nations, and is conversely almost unknown in American English, where the term “airport” is applied almost exclusively.

A water aerodrome is an area of open water used regularly by seaplanes, floatplanes or amphibious aircraft for landing and taking off.

In formal terminology, as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an aerodrome is “a defined area on land or water (including any buildings, installations, and equipment) intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure, and surface movement of aircraft.

Airstrips in Nigeria


 

Ajaokuta Airstrip

Ajaokuta Airstrip

Name: Ajaokuta Airstrip

Location: Ajaokuta, Nigeria

 

 

Azare Airstrip

Azare Airstrip

Name: Azare Airstrip

Location: Police Barracks Azare, Bauchi State

  

Bacita Airstrip

Bacita Airstrip

Name: Bacita Airstrip

Location: Kwara State

  

Bajoga Northeast Airport

Bajoga Northeast Airport

Name: Bajoga Northeast Airport

Location: Bajoga, Gombe State

  

Bebi Airstrip

Bebi Airstrip

Name: Bebi Airstrip

Location: Obudu, Cross River

  

Bida Airstrip

Bida Airstrip

Name: Bida Airstrip

Location: Niger State, Nigeria

  

Eket Airstrip

Eket Airstrip

Name: Eket Airstrip

Location: Eket, Akwa Ibom

  

Escravos Airstrip

Escravos Airstrip

Name: Escravos Airstrip

Location: Warri, Delta

  

Gusau Airstrip

Gusau Airstrip

Name: Gusau Airstrip

Location: Gusau, Zamfara State

  

Nguru Airstrip

Nguru Airstrip

Name: Nguru Airstrip

Location: Nguru LGA, Yobe

  

Potiskum Airstrip

Potiskum Airstrip

Name: Potiskum Airstrip

Location: Potiskum, Yobe

  

Shiroro Airstrip

Shiroro Airstrip

Name: Shiroro Airstrip

Location: Shiroro

  

Tuga Airstrip

Tuga Airstrip

Name: Tuga Airstrip

Location: Bagudo, Kebbi

 

Military Airport: An air base is an aerodrome used as a military base by a military force for the operation of military aircraft.

Military airports in Nigeria


 

Katsina Air Force Base

Katsina Air Force Base

Name: Katsina Air Force Base

Location: Kastina State

  

Makurdi Air Force Base

Makurdi Air Force Base

Name: Makurdi Air Force Base

Location: Benue State

  

Port Harcourt NAF Base

Port Harcourt NAF Base

Name: Port Harcourt NAF Base

Location: Rivers

  

Kaduna Air Force Base

Kaduna Air Force Base

Name: Kaduna Air Force Base

Location: Kaduna State

 

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