Margaret Ekpo International Airport

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Margaret Ekpo International Airport
Calabar Airport
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
Serves Calabar, Nigeria
Elevation AMSL 210 ft / 64 m
Coordinates 4°58′33″N 8°20′50″E / 4.97583°N 8.34722°E / 4.97583; 8.34722
CBQ is located in Nigeria
Location of the airport in Nigeria
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 2,450 8,038 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 189,908
Passenger change 14–15 Decrease6.9%
Sources: FAAN[1] WAD[2] GCM[3] Google Maps[4]

Margaret Ekpo International Airport (IATA: CBQICAO: DNCA), also known as Calabar Airport, is an airport serving Calabar, the capital of the Cross River State in Nigeria.

The Calabar VOR-DME (Ident: CAL) is located 2.9 nautical miles (5.4 km) off the threshold of Runway 03. The Calabar non-directional beacon (Ident: CR) is located on the field.[5][6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aero Contractors Lagos
Air Peace Abuja, Lagos
Arik Air Abuja, Lagos
Associated Aviation Lagos


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 136,153 167,767 207,542 273,586 316,736 281,935 153,068 206,168 198,157 204,036 189,908
Growth (%) Decrease 4.40% Increase23.22% Increase23.71% Increase31.82% Increase15.77% Decrease10.99% Decrease45.71% Increase34.69% Decrease 3.89% Increase 2.97% Decrease 6.92%
Source: Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Aviation Sector Reports (2010-2013,[7] 2014,[8] Q3-Q4 of 2015,[9] and Q1-Q2 of 2016,[10])

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