Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport serves Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, as an international airport. It was named after Nigeria’s first president, Nnamdi Azikiwe. It is the primary airport serving the Nigerian capital. The airport is located approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of Abuja, and its single runway serves both international and domestic terminals.
NAIA was constructed in the early 2000s and inaugurated in 2002. It maintains a prominent position among airports in the country as the international airport serving Abuja, the country’s federal capital. The airport named after the late Dr. Nnandi Azikiwe, a prominent nationalist and one of the country’s founding fathers, is frequently used by visiting dignitaries, high-ranking government officials, and Nigerians traveling to the federal capital for business or pleasure.
There are two terminals at the airport: one for international flights and one for domestic aircraft.
FAAN has advanced plans to construct a second runway at this airport in order to alleviate the heavy aviation traffic on the single runway. The airport’s new state-of-the-art international terminal, which is presently under construction, also includes a cargo section.
The airport’s navigation system features an instrument landing system and a frequency of 111.9MHZ CH56. The airport’s radio navigation system, the VHF omni-directional radio range, and distance measuring equipment are from Alcatel. The equipment uses ABC frequency 116.3MHZ CH 110X and locator beacon AG on 321KHZ.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) now has its Abuja office on airport grounds; formerly, the airport served as the organization’s headquarters.
The airport operates a private jet wing for the benefit of the city’s businesses, diplomats, and legislators. The Ministry of Transportation announced intentions for a new private jet terminal in 2016. The General Aviation Terminal project will cost N258 million naira and will include a new protocol Lounge and rehabilitation of the fire station at the Airport. It will accommodate unscheduled flights.