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Akanu Ibiam International Airport

Akanu Ibiam International Airport ( AIIA )
Enugu Airport

ICAO: DNEN

ENU is located in Nigeria
ENU
ENU
Location of airport in Nigeria
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
Serves Enugu, Abakaliki, Awka, Umuahia; Nigeria
Elevation AMSL 1,466 ft / 447 m
Coordinates
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Passengers 366,592
Sources: FAAN[1] and DAFIF[2][3][4]

Akanu Ibiam International Airport[5] (ICAO: DNEN), also known as Enugu Airport,[1] is an airport serving Enugu,[2] the capital city of Enugu State of Nigeria, and nearby cities. The airport is named after the late Akanu Ibiam (1906-1995), a Medical Doctor and Statesman who hailed from Afikpo in Ebonyi State.

The airport was closed on February 10, 2010, by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) for the first phase of major renovation and expansion works.[5] The airport was re-opened on 16 December 2010, but the second and third phase of the construction works is still ongoing. The airport is being prepared for its new status as international airport.[6]

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 1,466 feet (447 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 08/26 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,402 by 45 metres (7,881 ft × 148 ft).[2] The runway has been extended and widened for local and international flights at 3,000 by 60 metres (9,843 ft × 197 ft)[5]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aero Contractors Lagos
Med-View Airline Lagos
Arik Air Abuja, Lagos
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa[7]

References

  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ a b c Airport information for DNEN from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ Airport information for ENU at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  4. ^ List of the busiest airports in Africa
  5. ^ a b c
  6. ^ President Jonathan Visits Enugu State For Commissioning Of Enugu Airport
  7. ^

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