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, the leader at the time named 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]

The international terminal


Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aero Contractors Lagos, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Uyo Domestic
Air Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan[5][6] International
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle International
Air Peace Calabar, Enugu, Kebbi, Lagos, Owerri, Port Harcourt Domestic
Arik Air Asaba, Benin City, Calabar, Enugu, Gombe, Ibadan, Ilorin, Kano, Lagos, Maiduguri, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Uyo, Warri, Yola Domestic
Arik Air Accra International
ASKY Airlines Lomé, N'Djamena, Yaoundé[7] International
Azman Air Kano, Lagos Domestic
British Airways London-Heathrow International
Dana Air Lagos, Port Harcourt, Uyo Domestic
DiscoveryAir Nigeria Lagos[8] Domestic
EgyptAir Cairo International
Emirates Dubai-International International
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa International
First Nation Airways Lagos Domestic
Kenya Airways Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta[9] International
Lufthansa Frankfurt International
Med-View Airline Lagos, Yola Domestic
Med-View Airline Jeddah International
Overland Airways Akure, Bauchi, Ibadan, Ilorin Domestic
South African Airways Johannesburg-OR Tambo[10] International
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk International


Statistics for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport[11]
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%

Accidents and incidents[edit]


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