List Of 45 Airports in Nigeria, Management, and Operational Contacts

See the full list of airports in Nigeria. All the airports established in Nigeria are operated by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

They are about 27 of them classified as major airports in Nigeria, these are both the international airports and  domestic airports.

Apart from those mentioned above,, there are a number of other airfields and airstrips spread across Nigeria, and are used by either civilian or the military use.

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List Of 45 Airports in Nigeria, Management, and Operational Contacts
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List Of Airports in Nigeria, Management, and Operational Contacts

International Airports in Nigeria

All International airports in Nigeria offered customs and also immigration facilities for every passenger, who travels between countries.

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The airports are usually recognized by their larger and longer runways including other airports facilities for the purpose of accommodating heavier aircrafts that engaged in international travel.

Although these airports served as international airports, they also made provision for domestic flight services. International airports in Nigeria, at present  are about 5 of them in number. They are listed below:

  1. Murtala Muhammed International Airport (Ikeja, Lagos) and
  2. Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (Abuja) and
  3. Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (Kano) and
  4. Port Harcourt International Airport (Port Harcourt, Rivers) and
  5. Akanu Ibiam International Airport (Enugu)

Domestic Airports in Nigeria

Domestic airports in Nigeria only handled  domestic flights, they can easily be identified by their usual smaller and shorter runways, which are only sufficient to handle short and medium haul aircraft as well as, regional air traffic.They can be called, local airports. Major domestic airports in thevcountry are listed below:

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  1. Magaret Ekpo International Airport (Calabar, Cross River) and
  2. Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Airport (Bauchi) and
  3. kaduna Airport (Kaduna) and
  4. Maiduguri International Airport (Maiduguri, Borno) and
  5. Sultan Saddik Abubakar Airport (Sokoto) and
  6. Yakubu Gowon Airport (Plateau, Jos) and
  7. Yola Airport (Yola, Adamawa) and
  8. Kebbi International Airport (Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi) and
  9. Asaba International Airport (Asaba, Delta) and
  10. Bauchi Airport (Bauchi) and
  11. Sam Mbakwe Airport (Owerri, Imo) and
  12. Gombe Lawanti International Airport (Gombe) and
  13. Minna Airport (Minna, Niger) and
  14. Katsina Airport (Katsina) and
  15. Akwa Ibom Airport (Uyo, Akwa Ibom) and
  16. Ibadan Airport (Ibadan, Oyo) and
  17. Jalingo Airport (Jalingo, Taraba) and
  18. Aiport (Akure, Ondo) and
  19. Benin Airport (Benin, Edo) and
  20. Warri Airport (Warri, Delta) and
  21. Ilorin Airport (Ilorin, Kwara) and
  22. Makurdi Airport (Makurdi, Benue) and
  23. Zaria Airport (Zaria, Kaduna)

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Airstrips In Nigeria:

An airstrip is said to be a small landing field for craft perhaps, small in size, and airstrips usually have just a runway and other basic facilities. In Nigeria, there are numerous airstrips, and these are:

  1. Ajaokuta Airstrip in Kogi state and
  2. Azare Airstrip in Bauchi state and
  3. Bacita Airstrip in Kwara state and
  4. Bajoga Airstrip in Gombe state and
  5. Bebi Airstrip in Cross River state and
  6. Bida Airstrip in Niger state and
  7. Eket Airstrip in Akwa Ibom state and
  8. Escravos Airstrip in Delta state and
  9. Gusau Airstrip in Zamfara state and
  10. Nguru Airstrip in Yobe state and
  11. Potiskum Airstrip in Yobe and
  12. Shiroro Airstrip in Niger state and
  13. Tuga Airstrip in Kebbi state

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From the list above, you can observed that there are quite a number of airports across Nigeria, with an added international name to them, but in the actual sense, they are truly not that international by the virtue of their size and facilities, therefore, let this not confuse you. However, if there is any airport that is not included in the list, you can simply comment.

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