List of local airports in Nigeria, their IATA & ICAO codes, and major travel routes

Are you searching for domestic airports in Nigeria for your next trip? You may find it a bit confusing to spot local and international airports in Nigeria. If so, then this article is for you.

It may be interesting to know that domestic airports handle flights within a country. These airports cannot handle international flights because they lack customs and immigration facilities required for such flights. Currently, there are domestic airports in numerous states in Nigeria. These airports are located in various cities and offer flights to other cities within Nigeria. Below is a list of all functional domestic airports in Nigeria with their IATA & ICAO airport codes

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Akure Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: AKR, ICAO: KAKR

This airport is located in Akure, Ondo State and serves as one of the operation points of airlines such as Air Peace, and Overland Airways.

Major Routes: Lagos, and Abuja

Akwa Ibom Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: QUO, ICAO: DNAI

This airport is located in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, and is managed by the Akwa Ibom State Government. This airport has facilities such as a maintenance, repair and overhaul facility which is capable of servicing & maintaining commercial aircraft, Category 9 aircraft rescue & firefighting facility, a technical and administrative building, emergency operating centre, aviation fuel farm, health clinic, police station, etc. It serves as one of the operation points of airlines such as Aero Contractors, Arik Air, Dana Air, Air Peace, and Ibom Air.

Major Routes: Abuja, and Lagos.

Asaba International Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: ABB, ICAO: DNAS

This airport is located in Asaba, Delta State and is operated by the Delta State Government. Airlines such as Aero Contractors, Arik Air, Air Peace, and Overland Airways offer domestic flights in this airport.

Major Routes: Lagos, and Abuja.

Bauchi State International Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: BCU, ICAO: DNBC

This airport is also known as Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Airport and is located in Bauchi, Bauchi State. It is named after Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the first prime minister of Nigeria and was constructed to replace the old Bauchi Airport. Arik Air and Overland Airways can be found in this airport.

Major Routes: Abuja

Bayelsa International Airport

Airport Codes: pending

Distinct Features: This airport is located in Amassoma, Bayelsa State. It was open in 2019 with its inaugural flight landing on  February 14, 2019. It is built for cargo and commercial services.

Benin Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: BNI, ICAO: DNBE

This airport is located in Benin, Edo state. Airlines such as Arik Air, Aero Contractors, and Air Peace operate in this airport.

Major Routes: Lagos, and Abuja.

Gombe Lawanti International Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: GMO, ICAO: DNGO

This airport is also known as Sani Abacha International Airport and is located in Gombe, Gombe State. Arik Air and Azman Airlines offer domestic flights in this airport.

Major Route: Abuja

Ibadan Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: IBA, ICAO: DNIB

This airport is located in Ibadan, Oyo State and serves as one of the operation points of Arik Air and Overland Airways.

Major Routes: Abuja, and Lagos

Ilorin International Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: ILR, ICAO: DNIL

This airport is located in Ilorin, Kwara State. Arik Air and Overland Airways offer domestic flights in this airport.

Major Routes: Abuja, and Lagos

Jalingo Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: Pending, ICAO: DNJA

This airport is located in Jalingo, Taraba State and only offer domestic flights through Overland Airways currently.

Major Route: Abuja

Kaduna International Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: KAD, ICAO: DNKA

This airport is located in Kaduna, Kaduna State and serves as one of the operation points of Arik Air, Aero Contractors, and Azman Air.

Major Operations: Lagos

Katsina Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: DKA, ICAO: DKNT

This airport is also known as Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Airport. It is located in Katsina, Katsina State and serves as one of the operation points of Overland Airways.

Major route: Abuja

Kebbi International Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: none, ICAO: DNBK

This airport is also known as Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport. It is located in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State. The airport started full operations in 2014 and offers scheduled and unscheduled domestic flights. Azman Air can be found in this airport.

Major Routes: Abuja, and Lagos

Maiduguri International Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: MIU, ICAO: DNMA

This airport is located in Maiduguri, Borno State and serves as one of the operation points of Azman Air, and Med-View Airline.

Major Routes: Abuja, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, and Yola

Makurdi Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: MDI, ICAO: DNMK

This airport is located in Markudi, Benue State. It serves both the public and military. Associated Aviation offers domestic flights in this airport.

Major Route: Abuja

Margaret Ekpo International Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: CBQ, ICAO: DNCA

This Airport is located in Calabar, Cross River State. Air Peace offers domestic flights in this airport.

Major Routes: Lagos, and Abuja.

Minna Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: MXJ, ICAO: DNMN

This airport is located in Minna, Niger State.

Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: SKO, ICAO: DNSO

This Airport is located in Sokoto, Sokoto State. Aero Contractors and Arik Air offer domestic flights in this airport.

Major Route: Abuja

Sam Mbakwe Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: QOW, ICAO: DNIM

This airport is also known as Imo State Airport. It is located in Owerri, Imo State. Air Peace and Arik Air offer domestic flights in this airport.

Major Routes: Abuja, and Lagos.

Warri Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: QRW, ICAO: DNSU

This airport is located in Warri, Delta State. It is operated by Shell and its facilities are considered to be one of the best in Nigeria. Aero Contractors and Arik Air offer domestic flights in this airport.

Major Routes: Lagos, Port Harcourt NAF Base, and Abuja.

Yakubu Gowon Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: JOS, ICAO: DNJO

This airport is located in Jos, Plateau State, and is named after Yakubu Gowon, a former Nigerian head of state. Arik Air offers domestic flights in this airport.

Major Routes: Lagos.

Yola Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: YOL, ICAO: DNYO

This airport is located at in Yola, Adamawa State. Air Peace, Arik Air, Aero Contractors, Med-View Airline, Dornier Aviation Nigeria, Azman Air, and Max Air offer domestic flights in this airport.

Major Routes: Abuja, Lagos, Maiduguri, and Kano

Zaria Airport

Airport Codes: IATA: ZAR, ICAO: DNZA

This airport is located in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Summary

The list above covers only domestic airports in Nigeria and does not include airstrips, and military airports which are not open to the general public. We hope this post provided you with the information you need. Kindly share your suggestions or comments in the comment box below. Thank you for reading.

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