Nigerian International Airport Codes of 25 Airports

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All international airport codes in Nigeria

Do you know what Nigerian International Airport codes are? Or do you even know what International Air codes are? As you continue reading, you would definitely get to know what they really mean.

International Airport codes are mostly used as means of Identity and communication but you would get to know more as you continue reading.

What Are the Major Airport Codes Used By Every International Airports?

You should know that there are 3 major Airport codes used by all Nigerian international airports. I am going to give you some details about these 3 major airport codes used by international airports below:

International Air Transport Association (IATA) CODE

International Air Transport Association IATA CODE

IATA stands for International Air Transport Association. The International Air Transport Association was established on April 19, 1945 in Havana Cuba and has its headquarters located at Montreal, Canada. This organization issue codes for airlines, airports, aircraft stations and aircraft.

The IATA puts in a lot of hard works to make sure the people and their goods experience safe air transports. The IATA codes usually consist of three letters.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) covers about 89% of flight movements around the world as they have about 290 members from 120 countries in all parts of the world.

The IATA codes are mainly used for the purpose of identification in documents and communication systems. These codes has made it easy for fast communication access in different Air stations around the world. IATA codes are also called location Identifiers.

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) CODE

International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO CODE

ICAO stands for International Civil Aviation Organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization was established on April 14, 1947 by the United Nations and has its head office located at Montreal, Canada.

This organization issue codes to identify other Aviation facilities like international flight service stations, weather stations and so on. The ICAO controls air traffic and make easy for the identification of airports.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) codes are usually two to four letter codes which are used by air traffic controllers and pilots in their day to day communication. These ICAO codes also point to Airports and other air spaces around the world.

About 191 countries are members of the International Civil Aviation Organization and majority of the countries around the world follow their guidelines. The ICAO also work in line with the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) CODE

Federal Aviation Administration FAA CODE

FAA stands for Federal Aviation Administration. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was established on August 23, 1958 by a body of the United States.

The FAA code usually contain 3-5 alphanumeric codes which regulates almost all that has to be in line with Civil Aviation in United States of America.

The 3 character FAA codes are mostly used by major Airports in United States of America, the 4 character FAA codes are mostly used by private airports in the United States of America and lastly, the 5 character FAA codes are used to identify different aviation stations or air spaces in the United States of America.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has a branch called Air Traffic Organization (ATO) which is responsible for delivering good and safe air navigation services to aviation stations in the United States of America.

The mission of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is to provide the safest aviation transport in the world and as well make it efficient.

The rules formed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is called the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR).

Just as there are rules set by the Nigerian Ports Authorities to guide all sea ports in Nigeria, there are rules guiding the Aviation industry, and airport codes are important.

All Nigerian International Airport Codes

Are you looking for various Nigerian International Airport codes? Here below are all Nigerian International Airport codes.

1. Akanu Ibiam International Airport

Akanu Ibiam Nigerian international air port code

Akanu Ibiam International Airport (ENU) is located in Enugu, Nigeria. ENU has one lighted 7,879 ft. long runway.

  • IATA CODE: ENU
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: ENU
  • ICAO CODE: DNEN
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT / LON: 6°28’27″N / 7°33’43″E
  • DECIMAL: 6.47427, 7.56196
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: -2.298 DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: ENUGU
  • REGION: ENUGU
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA
  • CONTINENT: AFRICA

2. Akure Airport

Akure airport - Nigerian international airport codes

Akure Airport (AKR) is located in Akure ondo state, Nigeria with one unlighted 9,195 ft long runway.

  • IATA CODE: AKR
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: AKR
  • ICAO CODE: DNAK
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 7°14’48″N / 5°18’3″E
  • DECIMAL: 7.24674, 5.30101
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: -2.517 DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: AKURE
  • REGION: ONDO
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA
  • CONTINENT: AFRICA

3. Akwa Ibom International Airport

Akwa Ibom Nigerian International Airport Codes

Akwa Ibom International Airport (QUO) is located in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria with one unlighted 11,811 ft long runway.

  • IATA CODE: QUO
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: QUO
  • ICAO CODE: DNAI
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 4°52’21″N / 8°5’34″E
  • DECIMAL: 4.87250, 8.09300
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: IN DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: UYO
  • REGION: AKWA IBOM
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA
  • CONTINENT: AFRICA

4. Asaba International Airport

Asaba International Airport (ABB) is located in Asaba, Delta state, Nigeria with one lighted 11,155 ft long runway.

  • IATA CODE: ABB
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: ABB
  • ICAO CODE: DNAS
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 6°12’15″N / 6°39’55″E
  • DECIMAL: 6.20417, 6.66528
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: IN DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: ASABA
  • REGION: DELTA
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA
  • CONTINENT: AFRICA

5. Benin Airport

Benin Airport (BNI) is located in Benin, Edo state, Nigeria with one lighted 7,870 ft long runway.

  • IATA CODE: BNI
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: BNI
  • ICAO CODE: DNBE
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 6°19’1″N / 5°35’58″E
  • DECIMAL: 6.31698, 5.59950
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: -3 DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: BENIN
  • REGION: EDO
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA
  • CONTINENT: AFRICA

6. Gombe Lawanti International Airport

Gombe Lawanti International Airport (GMO) is located in Gombe, Gombe state, Nigeria with one lighted 10,827 ft long runway.

  • IATA CODE: GMO
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: GMO
  • ICAO CODE: DNGO
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 10°17’53″N / 10°53’47″E
  • DECIMAL: 10.29833, 10.89639
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: IN DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: GOMBE
  • REGION: GOMBE

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7. Gusau Airport

Gusau Airport (DNGU) is located in Gasau, Zamfara state, Nigeria with one unlighted 4,800 ft. long runway.

  • IATA CODE: N/A
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: N/A
  • ICAO CODE: DNGU
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 12°10’18″N / 6°41’45″E
  • DECIMAL: 12.17170, 6.69611
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: IN DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: GUSAU
  • REGION: ZAMFARA
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA

8. Ibadan Airport

Ibadan Airport (IBA) is located in Ibadan, Oyo sate, Nigeria with one lighted 7,875 ft. long runway.

  • IATA CODE: IBA
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: IBA
  • ICAO CODE: DNIB
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 7°21’44″N / 3°58’41″E
  • DECIMAL: 7.36246, 3.97833
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: -3.087 DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: IBADAN
  • REGION: OYO
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA
  • CONTINENT: AFRICA

9. Ilorin International Airport

Ilorin International Airport (ILR) is located in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria with one lighted 10,169 ft. long runway.

  • IATA CODE: ILR
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: ILR
  • ICAO CODE: DNIL
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 8°26’24″N / 4°29’38″E
  • DECIMAL: 8.44021, 4.49392
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: -2.484 DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: ILORIN
  • REGION: KWARA
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA
  • CONTINENT: AFRICA

10. Kaduna Airport

Kaduna Airport (KAD) is located in Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria with one lighted 9,843 ft long runway.

  • IATA CODE: KAD
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: KAD
  • ICAO CODE: DNKA
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 10°41’45″N / 7°19’12″E
  • DECIMAL: 10.69600, 7.32011
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: -1.439 DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: KADUNA
  • REGION: KADUNA
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA

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11. Maiduguri International Airport

Maiduguri International Airport (MIU) is located in Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria with one lighted 9,846 ft long runway.

  • IATA CODE: MIU
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: MIU
  • ICAO CODE: DNMA
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 11°51’19″N / 13°4’51″E
  • DECIMAL: 11.85530, 13.08090
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: -0.279 DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: MAIDUGURI
  • REGION: BORNO
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA

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12. Makurdi Airport

Makurdi Airport (MDI) is located in Makurdi, Benue state, Nigeria with one unlighted 9,830 ft long runway.

  • IATA CODE: MDI
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: MDI
  • ICAO CODE: DNMK
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 7°42’13″N / 8°36’50″EDECIMAL: 7.70388, 8.61394
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: -2.008 DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: MAKURDI
  • REGION: BENUE
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA
  • CONTINENT: AFRICA

13. Mallam Aminu International Airport

Mallam Aminu International Airport (KAN) is located in Kano, Kano state, Nigeria with 2 runways with a total length of 18,871 ft, which are all lighted.

  • IATA CODE: KAN
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: KAN
  • ICAO CODE: DNKN
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 12°2’51″N / 8°31’28″E
  • DECIMAL: 12.04760, 8.52462
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION:  -1.15 DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: KANO
  • REGION: KANO
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA

14. Margaret Ekpo International Airport

Margaret Ekpo International Airport (CBQ) is located in Calabar, Cross River state, Nigeria with one lighted 8,040 ft long runway.

  • IATA CODE: CBQ
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: CBQ
  • ICAO CODE: DNCA
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 4°58’33″N / 8°20’49″E
  • DECIMAL: 4.97602, 8.34720
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: -2.406 DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: CALABAR
  • REGION: CROSS RIVER
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA

15. Minna Airport

Minna Airport (MXJ) is located in Minna, Niger state, Nigeria with one unlighted 11,153 ft long runway.

  • IATA CODE: MXJ
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: MXJ
  • ICAO CODE: DNMN
  • FAA CODE:
  • WORLD AREA CODE:
  • COUNTRY CODE:
  • LAT/LON: 9°39’7″N / 6°27’44″E
  • DECIMAL: 9.65217, 6.46226
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: IN DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: MINNA
  • REGION: NIGER
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA

16. Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) is located in Lagos, Lagos state, Nigeria with 2 runways with a total length of 21,791 ft, which are all lighted.

  • IATA CODE: LOS
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: LOS
  • ICAO CODE: DNMM
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 6°34’38″N / 3°19’16″E
  • DECIMAL: 6.57737, 3.32116
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: -3.296 DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: LAGOS
  • REGION: LAGOS
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA

17. Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (ABV) is located in Abuja, FCT ABUJA, the capital of Nigeria with one lighted 11,842 ft long runway.

  • IATA CODE: ABV
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: ABV
  • ICAO CODE: DNAA
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 9°0’24″N / 7°15’47″E
  • DECIMAL: 9.00679, 7.26317
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: -2.022 DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: ABUJA
  • REGION: ABUJA
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA

18. Port Harcourt International Airport

Port Harcourt International Airport (PHC) is located in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Nigeria with one lighted 9,846 ft long runway.

  • IATA CODE: PHC
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: PHC
  • ICAO CODE: DNP0
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 5°0’55″N / 6°56’58″E
  • DECIMAL: 5.01549, 6.94959
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: -3.009 DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: PORT HARCOURT
  • REGION: RIVERS
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA

19. Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport

Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport (SKO) is located in Sokoto, Sokoto state, Nigeria with one lighted 9,844 ft long runway.

  • IATA CODE: SKO
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: SKO
  • ICAO CODE: DNSO
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 12°54’58″N / 5°12’25″E
  • DECIMAL: 12.91630, 5.20719
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: -1.46 DEGREE
  • MUNICIPALITY: SOKOTO
  • REGION: SOKOTO
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA

20. Sam Mbakwe International Airport

Sam Mbakwe International Airport (QOW) is located in Owerri, Imo state, Nigeria with one unlighted 8,858 ft long runway.

  • IATA CODE: QOW
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: QOW
  • ICAO CODE: DNIM
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 5°25’37″N / 7°12’21″E
  • DECIMAL: 5.42706, 7.20603
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: IN DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: OWERRI
  • REGION: IMO
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA

21. Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport (BCU) is located in Bauchi, Bauchi state, Nigeria with one unlighted 11,154 ft long runway.

  • IATA CODE: BCU
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: BCU
  • ICAO CODE: DNBC
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 10°28’58″N / 9°44’38″E
  • DECIMAL: 10.48283, 9.74400
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: IN DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: BAUCHI
  • REGION: BAUCHI
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA

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22. Warri Airport

Warri Airport (QRW) is located in Warri, Delta state, Nigeria with one unlighted 6,868 ft long runway.

  • IATA CODE: QRW
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: QRW
  • ICAO CODE: DNSU
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 5°35’45″N / 5°49’4″E
  • DECIMAL: 5.59611, 5.81778
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: IN DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: WARRI
  • REGION: DELTA
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA

23. Yakubu Gowon Airport

Yakubu Gowon Airport (JOS) is located in Jos, Plateau state, Nigeria with one lighted 9,845 ft long runway.

  • IATA CODE: JOS
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: JOS
  • ICAO CODE: DNJO
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 9°38’23″N / 8°52’8″E
  • DECIMAL: 9.63983, 8.86905
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: -1.363 DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: JOS
  • REGION: PLATEAU
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA
  • CONTINENT: AFRICA

24. Yola Airport

Yola Airport (YOL) is located in Yola, Adamawa state, Nigeria with 2 runways that has a total length of 15,000 ft, of which 1 is lighted while the other is unlighted.

  • IATA CODE: YOL
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: YOL
  • ICAO CODE: DNYO
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 9°15’27″N / 12°25’49″E
  • DECIMAL: 9.25755, 12.43040
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: -0.575 DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: YOLA
  • REGION: ADAMAWA
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA

25. Zaria Airport

Zaria Airport (ZAR) is located in Zaria, Kaduna state, Nigeria with one unlighted 5,462 ft long runway.

  • IATA CODE: ZAR
  • IATA METROPOLITAN CODE: ZAR
  • ICAO CODE: DNZA
  • FAA CODE: N/A
  • WORLD AREA CODE: 555
  • COUNTRY CODE: NGA
  • LAT/LON: 11°7’48″N / 7°41’8″E
  • DECIMAL: 11.13020, 7.68581
  • MAGNETIC VARIATION: IN DEGREES
  • MUNICIPALITY: ZARIA
  • REGION: KADUNA
  • COUNTRY: NIGERIA

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Nigerian International Airport Codes (Summary)

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