Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

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Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
Abuja - Nnamdi Azikiwe International (ABV - DNAA) AN0845038.jpg
Aerial view of the airport


ABV is located in Nigeria
Location of Airport in Nigeria
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
Serves Abuja
Location Abuja, Nigeria
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 1,123 ft / 342 m
Coordinates 09°00′24.5″N 007°15′47.5″E / 9.006806°N 7.263194°E / 9.006806; 7.263194
Website www.abuja.airport-authority.com
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,609 11,842 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 6,183,603 Increase

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (IATA: ABVICAO: DNAA) is an international airport 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 13 November 2006 an US$101.1 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 US$50 million, during its first five years in addition to an upfront payment of US$10 million. Total investments will according to the business plan amount to US$371 million during the period of the contract. However, president Yar'Adua revoked the contract in April 2008.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has its head office on the airport grounds.[4]

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

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aero Contractors Asaba, Lagos, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Uyo Domestic
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle International
Arik Air Asaba, Benin City, Calabar, Enugu, Gombe, Ibadan, Ilorin, Kano, Lagos, Maiduguri, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Uyo, Warri, Yola Domestic
Arik Air Accra, Dubai-International[5] International
ASKY Airlines Lomé, N'Djamena, Yaoundé[6] International
Azman Air Kano, Lagos Domestic
British Airways London-Heathrow International
Dana Air Lagos, Port Harcourt, Uyo Domestic
DiscoveryAir Nigeria Lagos[7] Domestic
EgyptAir Cairo International
Emirates Dubai-International International
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa International
First Nation Airways Lagos Domestic
Kenya Airways Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta[8] International
Lufthansa Frankfurt International
Med-View Airline Lagos, Yola Domestic
Overland Airways Akure, Asaba, Bauchi, Ibadan, Ilorin Domestic
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca International
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk International

Cargo airlines[edit]

View of the International terminal of the airport, shot while taking off on a flight
Airlines Destinations
Avient Aviation Liège


Statistics for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport[9]
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%
2010 3,922,547 22.7% 60,340
2011 4,216,147 7.5% 66,182
2012 6,183,603 46.6%

Incidents and accidents[edit]


  1. ^ Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN): Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja
  2. ^ Airport information for DNAA at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ Airport information for ABV at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  4. ^ "Contact Us." Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved on 9 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Arik Air to Start Dubai Service from late-July 2014". Airline Route. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  6. ^ February 2015 Timetable, http://www.flyasky.com/asky/horaires/abv
  7. ^ DiscoveryAir online booking, http://discoveryair.com.ng/index.php
  8. ^ http://www.kbc.co.ke/kenya-airways-to-fly-to-abuja-from-june/
  9. ^ Statistics from Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria

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