On June 18, 2020, NCAA rescinded the plan to reopen the airports in Nigeria for domestic flights. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Director admitted that although airports have been fumigated and passenger guidelines released, reopening of airports in Nigeria for domestic flights on June 21st would not be feasible.
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Beyond all the preparations for reopening during the pandemic, some airports have been undergoing some restructuring. For example, the Enugu Airport has been undergoing a runway reconstruction and the date of completion has not yet been announced. Despite the closure of airports to both domestic and international flights, many people are still itchy to travel.
For the sake of those who don’t even know how many international airports and where they are in Nigeria, here’s a list.
Muhammed International Airport (LOS)
This airport in Lagos State is the largest airport in Nigeria. It has non-stop passenger flights to 31 destinations in 24 countries for international flights with 24 airlines operating from it. It has two terminals– international and cargo –and the most domestic flight traffic within Nigeria.
The airport is ideal for trips to Europe, America, Middle East and Southern Asia.
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV)
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Port Harcourt International Airport (PHC)
Port Harcourt Airport, also called Omagwa Int’l, is the third largest airport in Nigeria. It has non-stop passenger flights scheduled to 5 destinations in 3 countries (Turkey, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea). A total of 4 airlines operate from this airport and domestic flights to Lagos and Abuja can be taken from here. It is also great for travelling to the Middle East and within Africa.
Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (KAN)
Kano Airport is a small airport in Nigeria compared to the ones mentioned above. It has non-stop passenger flights scheduled to 3 destinations in 3 African countries (Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia). At the moment, it has only 4 airlines within its operation.
Akanu Ibiam International Airport (ENU)
Enugu Airport is a small airport in Nigeria. It has non-stop passenger flights scheduled to only one destination– Ethiopia. At present, only one airline operates from it.
Note: The number of routes for indirect international flights and specific domestic flight destinations are not mentioned in this article.
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