This is one of the oldest airports in the country. The Airport was constructed in 1956 by the former Public Works Department (PWD) and upgraded in between 1975 and 1978 before it was finally handed over to the Nigerian Airports Authority (NAA).
The Airport was commissioned on February 16, 1978. It is located at Fili area of Ilorin about 9km Southwest of Ilorin town.
Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto was commissioned on February 17, 1982. It is located at South-south West of Sokoto. The Airport is mostly utilized during Hajj and Umrah operations.
The Airport was commissioned on the 27th October, 1984. There was skeletal, operation since 1978 until it was upgraded to an International Airport in 2002. The Airport is located at Jimeta, about 8km Northwest of Yola.
Ibadan Airport was commissioned in June, 1982 by the former Senate President, Joseph Wayas. The Airport is located at Alakia, which is between Adegbaiji community and Iwo Road.
The Airport was officially commissioned in 1982 under the management of the Nigerian Airports Authority (NAA). The Airport is located about 12km from Kaduna Metropolis. The nearest community to the Airport is Isira Community.
Katsina Airport commenced operation on the 22nd December 1991. It is located southwest of Katsina at and about 4km from the metropolis. The nearest towns and distances to the airport are Modoju 2KM, Makeva 3KM, and Kayanki 5KM.
The Airport serves as both domestic and international operations during Hajj operations. The Airport is located in Maiduguri and it is also surrounded by Bulunkutu, Shiwari, Shelmari and Muronti communities.
Makurdi Airport commenced operation in 1983. The Airport is located at Fili along Makurdi Gboko road.
Minna Airport was commissioned on 20th June, 1990 by the former Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida. The Airport is located in Maikunkele Bosso Local Government Area of Niger State.
Akure Airport was commissioned on 8th February 1986 as a Domestic Airport.