Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport
MAKIA is located in the ancient city of Kano in the Northern part of the country. In the 1980s, the airport was named after a prominent Kano-born Nigerian statesman, Mallam Aminu Kano, a nationalist, politician and dogged fighter for the poor masses in the country.
MAKIA is one of the country’s oldest international airports. Apart from being a major transit point for the annual Muslim Haji to Mecca, MAKIA is a major connection point for air travellers going from Northern Nigeria to different parts of the world.
The remodelled Mallam Aminu Kano International was remodelled commissioned on March 15, 2015 by HRH, Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on the March 15, 2013