Our History

FAAN history

FAAN performs its statutory duties, according to the policy guidelines provided by the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Transportation and is guided by these in all of its business dealings and agreements with contractors and various third parties with which it does business.

  • 1976

    Nigeria Airports Authority Established

    The Nigerian Airports Authority, NAA which later became Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN was set up by the Nigerian government by Decree 45 of 1976, to oversee the operations and maintenance of all Federal airports.

  • 1995

    renamed FAAN

    The aviation agency was re-named, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN in August, 1995, following a major restructuring and reforms of the Nigerian Aviation sector by the Federal Government.

  • 2013

    Upgrading and Remodelling of Airports

    In 2013,the Federal Ministry of Aviation launched the most ambitious rehabilitation programme that the aviation industry has experienced since inception.
    The upgrade and rehabilitation programme involved the remodelling and rehabilitation of 22 Federal government-owned airports around the country.
    Many of the country's airport terminals that had not been refurbished for long, were rehabilitated and remodelled to increase their capacity. That programme is 90 per cent completed.

  • 2015

    Gets US FAA's Category One Re-Certification

    The audit assessed the country's aviation safety rules, procedures and available facilities, giving them a pass mark.
    The Category One certification will enable bilateral air connections between the two countries ,allowing airlines of both sides to fly direct to either country.