Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
|Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport|
Aerial view of the airport
|Owner/Operator||Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)|
|Elevation AMSL||1,123 ft / 342 m|
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (IATA: ABV, ICAO: 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.
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
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Accidents and incidents
- On 10 December 2005, Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 crashed at Port Harcourt Airport in Port Harcourt after flying from Abuja. Of the 105 passengers and 5 crew on board, only 2 survived.
- On 29 October 2006, ADC Airlines Flight 53 crashed shortly after take-off from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport killing 96 onboard and 1 on the ground.
- Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN): Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja
- Airport information for DNAA at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for ABV at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- "Contact Us." Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved on 9 September 2010.
- June 2016 Timetable, http://www.flyasky.com/asky/horaires/abv
- DiscoveryAir online booking, http://discoveryair.com.ng/index.php
- Statistics from Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria