Everything you need to know about Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ATA: ABV, ICAO: DNAA) is an international airport serving Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. It was named after Sir Nnamdi Azikiwe, the country’s first president. The Airport was constructed in the early 2000s and opened in 2002.

As the international airport serving the nation’s federal capital, Abuja, it holds pride of place among airports. Visiting dignitaries, senior government officials, and Nigerians travelling to the federal capital for business or pleasure frequently land at the airport. It is the main airport serving the capital city of the country. The airport has a single runway shared by international and domestic terminals and is located about 20 kilometres (12)miles west of Abuja.

The Federal Airports Authority Nigeria (FAAN) boasts of having 26 airports. However, only five among them are international ( Nnamdi Azikiwe is one of those five).In order to lessen the excessive flight traffic on the airport’s single runway, FAAN is well along with plans to build a second runway at this airport. The new state of art international terminal currently under construction at the airport is also designed to have a cargo area.

 Address: Bill Clinton Dr, Abuja, Nigeria.


 Hub for: Air peace, Arik Air, Ibom Air, Aero Contractors, Overland Airways

 Elevation: 342m

 Owner/Operator: Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) 

Native Name: Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport

 Also known as Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

Who Built The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport 

The airport has two terminals, one terminal for international flights and one terminal for domestic flights. The president of Nigeria officially opened the international terminal on December 20, 2018, built by China Civil Engineer.

Where is the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Located?

The airport is located west of Abuja and can be reached from the capital of Nigeria by following Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Road (Airport Road). Zuma Rock, one of Nigeria’s most famous landmarks, is located north of the airport.

Fun Fact About Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

It is estimated that over 3 million passengers travel through the airport annually. The airport is Nigeria’s second largest airport and one of the busiest airports in Africa. Between the two busiest airports in Nigeria (Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport) and Lagos (Murtala Mohammed Airport), there are 15 to 20 daily flights.

How to contact Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

 1. Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Tel:07036029400,08186201926, 08033499144

 2. Lagos Region: Aviation House, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, P.M.B 21029,21038 Ikeja, Lagos.

 3. Email Address:[email protected] 

4. Phone Number:01-2790439 

Which Airlines Fly From and To Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport?

 The leading airlines you can find in this airport are: 

Arik Air

Dana Air

Air France

British Airways


Ibom Air.

Is Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport among the best?

 If not one of the best, then it is the best, apart from the fact that the airport is located in the Federal Capital Territory. The airport is one of the airports in the country that seems to maintain a standard. You shouldn’t expect an airport where almost all the politicians in the capital uses to be shabby looking. The airport remains one of the best international airports in the country.

Facilities and Services in the Airport

 When you visit the airport, it feels welcoming, and you are sure to enjoy your stay here before you catch that flight with the many facilities available to make you feel comfortable.

 Below is a list of the facilities and services the airport offers: 





 Free Wifi Connection


 The airport also operates a private jet wing that serves businesses, diplomats, and politicians in the country. In 2016, the ministry of transportation announced plans for a new terminal for private jet operations. The General Aviation Terminal project will cost N258 million naira and include a new protocol lounge and rehabilitation of the fire station. It will also serve non-scheduled flights.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport

 How many airports are there in Abuja?

 Ans: For now, we have just one airport, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

 How soon should I arrive at the Airport?

 Ans: It is recommended or, let’s say, advisable to arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight

 Which airport code is Nnamdi Azikiwe International in Abuja?

 Ans: The code for the airport is ABV

Airline: Arik Air

 Destination: Bauchi Benin City, Ilorin, Lagos, Port Harcourt-Omagwa, Yola.

Airline: Azman Air

 Destination: Benin City, Kano Lagos

Airline: Dana Air

 Destination: Lagos, Owerri, Port Harcourt- Omagwa, Uyo

Airline: Emirates

Destination: Dubai-International

Airlines: British Airways

Destination: London-Heathrow

Airline: Green Africa Airways

 Destination: Lagos

Airline: Ibom Air

 Destination: Lagos, Uyo.

Airline: Max Air

Destination: Bauchi,Kano, Lagos, Uyo,

Airline: MedView Airline 

 Destination: Jeddah, Lagos, Yola.

Airline: Overland Airways

 Destination: Akure, Asaba, Bauchi, Calabar, Dutse, Ibadan, Ilorin, Jalingo, Jos, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Minna.

Airline: United Nigeria Airlines

 Destination: Asaba, Enugu, Lagos, Owerri

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