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.
The nearest towns are Kofere, Dunwire and Burloure villages.
The Runway orientation is 17R/35L
The Runway dimension is 3000 x 60M
Apron capacity is 320 x 70M B737(4)