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Port Harcourt Intl Airport

Coordinates: 05°00′55″N 006°56′58″E / 5.01528°N 6.94944°E / 5.01528; 6.94944

Port Harcourt International Airport
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
Serves Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Elevation AMSL 87 ft / 27 m
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,001 9,846 Asphalt
Sources: FAAN and DAFIF

Port Harcourt International Airport (IATA: PHC, ICAO: DNPO) is located in Port Harcourt, a city in the Rivers State of Nigeria. It is the main airport serving southeastern Nigeria. The airport consists of a single terminal with separate facilities for international and domestic flights. In 2009, the airport served 1,081,587 passengers, making it the third largest airport in Nigeria.

On August 18, 2006, the airport was closed for repairs. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority stated that the emergency shutdown was in order to overhaul the runway and build a fence around the facility. Such maintenance had been in planning stages for several months, but an electrical fire on August 17, 2006 made repairs immediately necessary. All domestic flights were diverted to Imo Airport and Margaret Ekpo International Airport while international flights were diverted to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja or Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. Repair work started in January 2007, while re-opening was originally expected to be in August 2007. In June 2007 work was suspended due to safety concerns of the engineers. In December 2007, the airport was reopened to a limited capacity. Operations were restricted to daytime until the first quarter of 2008, by which time the new CAT III lighting system became fully operational.


Statistics for Port Harcourt International Airport
Year Total Passengers  % Increase Freight (tons) Total Aircraft Movements
2006 917,151(JAN-AUG)
2008 868,458
2009 1,081,587 24.5%

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aero Contractors Abuja, Lagos
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air Nigeria Lagos
Arik Air Abuja, Lagos
Chanchangi Airlines Abuja, Lagos
Dana Air Lagos
Lufthansa Frankfurt


Airlines Destinations
Air France Cargo Casablanca
Avient Aviation Liège

Incidents and accidents

  • On 17 December 1996, an MK Airlines DC-8-55F arriving from Luxembourg struck trees, landed short of the runway and burned. All four crew survived.
  • On 27 November 2001, an MK Airlines Boeing 747-200F crashed in bad weather on short final to Port Harcourt International Airport, killing one crew member. Nigeria's Ministry of Aviation, produced a Civil Aviation Accident Report (FMA/AIPB/389) that found the pilot was using a nonstandard final approach on autopilot below 2000 feet, contrary to the company's policy.
  • On 10 December 2005 Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 crashed at Port Harcourt Airport after flying from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

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General Info
Country Nigeria
Time UTC+1
Latitude 5.015494
05° 00' 55.78" N
Longitude 6.949594
006° 56' 58.54" E
Elevation 87 feet
27 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 003° W (01/06)

TWR 118.9
ATIS 123.8
APP 124.9

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
03/21 9846 x 197 feet
3001 x 60 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME POT PORT HARCOURT 082X 113.5 1.3 NM 213.2
NDB PH PORT HARCOURT - 370 9.9 NM 343.0

Fuel Unknown fuel type or whether there is any fuel.

CAUTION Bird haz.
FUEL (NC-100LL, A1)

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