Bauchi State Airport

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Bauchi State International Airport
Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
Airport typePublic
Elevation AMSL1,980 ft / 604 m
Coordinates10°29′00″N 9°44′40″E / 10.48333°N 9.74444°E / 10.48333; 9.74444Coordinates: 10°29′00″N 9°44′40″E / 10.48333°N 9.74444°E / 10.48333; 9.74444
BCU is located in Nigeria
Location of the airport in Nigeria
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 3,400 11,155 Asphalt
Source: GCM[1] Google Maps[2] SkyVector[3]

Bauchi State International Airport (IATA: BCU, ICAO: DNBC)[4] is a new airport[5] serving the city of Bauchi, the capital of Bauchi State, Nigeria. It is named after Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, who was Prime Minister of Nigeria from 1957–1966. The airport is 22 kilometres (14 mi) northwest of Bauchi.

The airport was constructed in 18 months[6][7] to replace the in-town Bauchi Airport, and has scheduled airline service. A cargo terminal is also planned.[8]

The BU non-directional beacon (Ident: BU) and Bauchi VOR-DME (Ident: BCH) are located on the field.[9]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Overland Airways Abuja
Arik Air Abuja

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for Bauchi State Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ Google Maps - Durum
  3. ^ "Bauchi State Airport". SkyVector. SkyVector Aeronautical Charts. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  4. ^ IATA. "IATA - Codes - Airline and Airport Codes Search". Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  5. ^ "BAUCHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT". Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  6. ^ Royal Times article[dead link]
  7. ^ "NIGERIA : Bauchi International Airport to complete in 18 months". 2011-07-28.
  8. ^ Nigerian Tribune Archived December 17, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "Bauchi VOR". SkyVector. SkyVector Aeronautical Charts. Retrieved 13 June 2018.

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