Kaduna International Airport

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Kaduna International Airport
Airport typePublic / Military
Owner/OperatorFederal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
ServesKaduna, Nigeria
Elevation AMSL2,073 ft / 632 m
Coordinates10°41′45″N 7°19′15″E / 10.69583°N 7.32083°E / 10.69583; 7.32083
KAD is located in Nigeria
Location of the airport in Nigeria
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Sources: WAD[1] GCM[2] Google Maps[3]

Kaduna Airport (IATA: KAD, ICAO: DNKA) is an airport serving Kaduna, the capital of Kaduna State in Nigeria. The airport is around 22 kilometres (14 mi) northwest of the city. The airport opened in 1982.[4]

The Kaduna VOR-DME (Ident: KDA) and two non-directional beacons (Ident: KL and KC) are located off the approach end of Runway 05.[5][6] The runway length does not include 116 metres (381 ft) displaced thresholds on each end of the runway.[3]

Kaduna also has an older airport located on the northern edge of the city.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Aero Contractors Lagos
Arik Air Lagos
Azman Air Lagos

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • Nigeria Airways Flight 357 (1995) took place at the airport
  • On 20 August 2010, Chanchangi Airlines Flight 334, operated by Boeing 737-200 5N-BIF struck the localizer antenna and landed short of the runway. Several passengers were slightly injured and the aircraft was substantially damaged. Chanchangi Airlines again suspended operations following the accident.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for DNKA at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for KAD at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ a b Google Maps - Kaduna
  4. ^ "Kaduna Airport | Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria". Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  5. ^ "Kaduna VOR (KDA) @ OurAirports". ourairports.com. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  6. ^ "Kaduna NDB (KC) @ OurAirports". ourairports.com. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  7. ^ Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Chanchangi B732 at Kaduna on Aug 20th 2010, landed short of runway". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 22 August 2010.

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