Akanu Ibiam International Airport

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Akanu Ibiam International Airport
Enugu Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
Serves

Enugu, Abakaliki, Awka, Umuahia; (Onitsha),( Nnewi),(Owerri), Aba, Okigwe, Nsukka, Orlu, Afikpo and Arochukwu, Parts of Cross River, Benue and Kogi States of Nigeria.

Nigeria
Elevation AMSL 466 ft / 142 m
Coordinates 6°28′26″N 7°33′40″E / 6.47389°N 7.56111°E / 6.47389; 7.56111Coordinates: 6°28′26″N 7°33′40″E / 6.47389°N 7.56111°E / 6.47389; 7.56111
Map
ENU is located in Nigeria
ENU
ENU
Location of airport in Nigeria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 352,820
Passenger change 14–15 Increase4.5%
Sources: FAAN[1] WAD[2] GCM[3] Google Maps[4]

Akanu Ibiam International Airport[5] (IATA: ENUICAO: DNEN), also known as Enugu Airport,[1] is an airport serving Enugu,[2] the capital city of Enugu State of Nigeria, and nearby cities, such as Onitsha, Nnewi, Awka, Abakaliki, Nsukka, Okigwe, Afikpo, Ugep, Orlu, Idah, Otukpo and Ogoja. The airport is named after the late Akanu Ibiam (1906-1995), a Medical Doctor and Statesman who hailed from Afikpo in Ebonyi State.

The airport was closed on February 10, 2010, by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) for the first phase of major renovation and expansion works.[5] The airport was re-opened on 16 December 2010, but the second and third phase of the construction work is still ongoing. The airport is being prepared for its new status as international airport.[6][7]

The Enugu VOR-DME (Ident: ENG) and non-directional beacon (Ident: EN) are located off the approach end of Runway 26. The VOR is 2.6 nautical miles (4.8 km) out, and the NDB is 1.8 nautical miles (3.3 km) out.[8][9]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aero Contractors Lagos
Air Peace Abuja, Lagos
Arik Air Abuja, Lagos
Med-View Airline Lagos, Port Harcourt
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Lomé

Statistics[edit]

These data show number of passengers movements into the airport, according to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria's Aviation Sector Summary Reports.

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Passengers 197,783 173,559 201,064 276,035 366,592 N.D. 301,744 211,225 229,676 337,530 352,820
Growth (%) Decrease 3.88% Decrease12.25% Increase15.85% Increase37.29% Increase32.81% N.D. N.D. Decrease30.00% Increase 8.74% Increase46.96% Increase 4.53%
Source: Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Aviation Sector Reports (2010-2013,[10] 2014,[11] Q3-Q4 of 2015,[12] and Q1-Q2 of 2016,[13])

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