International Airports in Nigeria



This guide features the a list of the international airports in Nigeria at the moment.

Aside road transportation, one major means transport in Nigeria is by air.


Airports have been successfully established in Nigeria, which has over time enhance the means of travelling by flight.


Nigeria has a total of thirty-one airports, however, the Federal Airports Authority Nigeria- FAAN oversees about twenty-six airports.


International airports in Nigeria are also controlled by FAAN. In this article we will be discussing briefly the international airports in Nigeria. Check them out below.


1.       Murtala Mohammed Airport


Popularly known as Lagos Airport, however was renamed after General Murtala Muhammed who was the fourth Military ruler of Nigeria.


It was constructed during the World War II and is located in Ikeja, Lagos State. The airport has both domestic and international terminals.


However, before the democratic election of Olusegun Obasanjo the airport was regarded as the worst airport in Nigeria due its lack of securities.


Following the democratic election the security improved greatly and it became a more safer airport.


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2.       Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport


Azikiwe airport is one of the oldest airport in Nigeria. It was as well named after President Nnamdi Azikiwe who was the first president of Nigeria.


The auto is suited in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. It has hubs for Air Peace, Arik Air, Ibom Air, Overland Airways, and Aero Contractors.


3.       Akanu Ibiam International Airport


Akanu Ibiam International airport is suited in Enugu city the capital of Enugu state. The airport was named after late Akanu Ibiam who was apparently from Afikpo in Ebonyi state.


The airport serves Enugu, Awgu, Akwa, Onitsha, Owerri, Abakiliki, Umahia, Nsukka, Afikpo, Aba and some parts of Cross Rivers, as well as Logic and Venue state.


4.       Ilorin International Airport


The Ilorin airport is located in Ilorin, Kwara State. It serves mainly Ilorin and still operates under the directives of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria.


It is also one of the oldest airport in Nigeria. It also operates mostly Arik Air lines and Overland Airways.


5.       Kaduna International Airport


Even though this airport is called Kaduna airport, Kaduna has an older airport that is still in operation.


Kaduna airport was opened in 1982. Airlines in this airport are; Arik Air, Azman air and Aero contractors.


6.       Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport


This airport is operated by FAAN just like every other international airports.


The airport serves the northern parts of Nigeria, majorly Kano State. It was formerly the Royal Air Force Station before Nigeria gained her independence.


The airport gained its name after the politician- Aminu Kano. It is the oldest airport having its first aircraft in 1922.


7.       Port Harcourt International Airport


This airport is suited in Omagwa, Portharcourt, the capital city of Rivers State.


The airport has been rated the busiest airport in Nigeria following the records of 1,081,587 passengers in 2007. It has both domestic and international terminals.


In October 25, 2018 President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the new international terminal.


8.       Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport


Sadiq Abubakar III International airport is located in Sokoto State, under the authority of FAAN.


Arik airlines are known for their daily operation from Abuja, as well as Aero contractors.


In Conclusion


This article contains the 8 International Airports in Nigeria. You can choose any of them to travel at any given time. I hope you enjoyed reading.

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