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Nnamdi Azikiwe Intl Airport

Coordinates: 09°00′24″N 007°15′47″E / 9.00667°N 7.26306°E / 9.00667; 7.26306

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
Serves Abuja, Nigeria
Elevation AMSL 1,123 ft / 342 m
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,609 11,842 Asphalt
Sources: FAAN and DAFIF

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (IATA: ABV, ICAO: DNAA) is located in Abuja, FCT, Nigeria, and is the main airport serving the Nigerian capital city. It was named after Nigeria's first President, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe. It consists of an international and a domestic terminal. Both terminals share the same runway. In 2009, the airport handled 3,196,438 passengers.

The Abuja Gateway Consortium signed on November 13, 2006 an USD101.1 million contract for the management of the airport over the next 25 years. The contract includes the construction of an airport hotel, private car parks, shopping malls and a bonded warehouse, totalling USD50 million, during its first five years in addition to an upfront payment of USD10 million. Total investments will according to the business plan amount to USD371 million during the period of the contract. However, president Yar'Adua revoked the contract on April 2008.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has its head office on the airport grounds.

Plans call for construction of a second runway. The contract was awarded to Julius Berger for $423 million in April, but were revoked in June due to the high cost. The Federal Government approved fresh bids for construction of the second runway.


Statistics for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
Year Total Passengers  % Increase Freight (tons) Total Aircraft Movements
2002 1,441,734 -%
2003 1,742,271 20.8%
2004 2,194,512 26%
2005 2,126,645 (3.1%)
2006 2,011,320 5.4%
2007 2,190,398 8.2%
2008 2,651,282 17.4%
2009 3,196,438 17.1%

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations Termintal
Aero Contractors (Nigeria) Enugu, Lagos, Port Harcourt Domestic
Air Nigeria Lagos, Sokoto Domestic
Arik Air Akure, Benin City, Calabar, Gombe, Enugu, Ilorin, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Maiduguri, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Uyo, Warri, Yola Domestic
Arik Air London-Heathrow International
Associated Aviation Benin City, Ibadan, Markudi Domestic
British Airways London-Heathrow International
Delta Air Lines New York-JFK International
Dana Air Kano, Lagos Domestic
EgyptAir Cairo Inernational
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa International
IRS Airlines Kano, Lagos, Maiduguri, Yola, Kaduna Domestic
Kabo Air Kano Domestic
Kabo Air Dubai International
KLM Amsterdam International
Lufthansa Frankfurt International
Overland Airways Ibadan, Ilorin, Jos, Katsina, Minna Domestic

Cargo airlines

Airlines Destinations
Avient Aviation Liège
El Al Cargo Tel Aviv

Incidents and accidents

  • On 10 December 2005, Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 crashed at Port Harcourt Airport in Port Harcourt after flying from Abuja. Of the 105 passengers and 5 crew onboard, only 2 survived.
  • On 29 October 2006, ADC Airlines Flight 53 crashed shortly after take-off from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport killing 96 onboard and 1 on the ground.

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General Info
Country Nigeria
Time UTC+1
Latitude 9.006792
09° 00' 24.45" N
Longitude 7.263172
007° 15' 47.42" E
Elevation 1123 feet
342 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 002° W (01/06)
Alternate Name ABUJA
Near City Abuja
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry

TWR 119.8
ATIS 123.9
Opr 0600-1800Z.

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
04/22 11842 x 197 feet
3609 x 60 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME ABC ABUJA 110X 116.3 2.3 NM 217.1
NDB AG ABUJA - 321 1.5 NM 215.0

Fuel Unknown fuel type or whether there is any fuel.

FUEL A1 (Air Total Int'l)

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