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Airport Overview 

Maiduguri Airport was established in 1950. It was closed for some time due to security threats. It is the present Nigerian Air Force Headquarters, Borno State.  

Although recognized as an international airport, all but a handful of annual flight volumes are domestic. The only contributor to international flight volume is for Hajj (annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca), therefore there are no permanent customs or immigration services. Dates for Hajj change because it is based on a lunar calendar.  

It is the hub for all humanitarian air traffic in Nigeria. 

The Nigerian military co-manages this airport. 

Significant security issues exist. 

Airport Location and Contact 

Country 

Nigeria 

Province or District 

Borno State 

Nearest Town or City  
with Distance from Airport 

Maiduguri 

8 Km 

Airport’s Complete Name 

 Maiduguri International Airport  

Latitude 

11.855347 

11 51’19.25’’N 

Longitude 

13.080950 

13 04’ 51.42’’E 

Elevation (ft and m) 

1099 ft / 335m 

IATA Code 

MIU 

ICAO Code 

DNMA 

Managing Company or Airport Authority 

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) 

http://www.faan.gov.ng/  

Management Contact Person 

FAAN 

Tel. +234 8033334232 

Open From (hours) 

0700 

Open To (hours) 

1900 (extended on request) 

Airport Picture 

2 Runway

3 UNHAS aircraft parking area 

4 Terminal

5 Private facility 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is a service organization statutorily charged to manage all Commercial Airports in Nigeria.  

There are no cargo handling operations other than those conducted by UNHAS and the Nigerian Military. 

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link:4.5 Nigeria Airport Companies Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at:http://www.azfreight.com/  

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator 

Performance for 2018 

 

Per Year 

Per Month 

Per Day 

Total Aircraft Movements 

10,000 

800 

25 

Total Passengers 

210,000 

17,000 

570 

Total Capacity of the Airport (MT) 

UNHAS and military only. 

 

 

Current Activity of the Airport (MT) 

 UNHAS and military only. 

 

 

Current use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS) 

UNHAS 7,000 pax 

600 

20 

Cargo is handled by humanitarian operators and must be loaded directly from aircraft to trucks for transportation. 

Runways 

Runway is in good condition. Security concerns are the main issues affecting operations at this airport. 

Runway #1 

Runway Dimensions 

3000 m x 60 m 

Orientation 

05/23 

Surface 

Asphalt/concrete 

Helicopter Pad(s) 

No dedicated space as such. Helipad designated landing as per FAAN instruction and based on needs. UNHAS fly multiple daily. (4+ helicopters). 

Helipad #1 

Present 

No 

Largest Helicopter that can Land 

Any 

Width and Length (m) 

N/A 

Surface 

Concrete 

Airport Infrastructure Details 

Airfield has only basic facilities. They are in reasonable condition. 

Customs 

Not present unless by prior request 

JET A-1 fuel 

Yes 

Immigration 

Not present unless by prior request 

AVGAS 100 

No 

Terminal Building 

Yes 

Single Point Refuelling 

No 

Passenger Terminal 

Yes 

Air Starter Units 

Yes 

Cargo terminal 

No 

Ground Power (mobile) 

Yes 

Pax Transport to Airfield 

No 

Ground Handling Services 

Yes 

Control Tower 

Yes 

Latrine Servicing 

No 

Weather Facilities 

Yes 

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO) 

8 

Catering Services 

No 

De-icing Equipment 

No 

Base Operating Room 

No 

Parking Ramp Lighting 

Yes 

Airport Radar 

No 

Approach & Runway Lights 

Yes 

NDB 

Yes 

VOR 

Yes 

ILS 

No 

 

 

Airport Operating Details 

Operating Details 

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo 

B 747 A-124 

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet 

B 747 A-124 

Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²) 

19,250m     275m x 70m

Storage Area (m3 and MT) 

nil 

Handling Equipment 

Elevators / Hi Loaders  

Yes   

Max Capacity (MT) 

10 MT 

Max Height (m) 

5M 

Loading Ramps 

 No 

Other Comments 

Elevator broken at time of writing. No forklifts or other handling equipment. 

Customs Guidance 

Present only on request. Other than for Hajj, there are no international flights. 

For more information on customs in Nigeria, please see the following link:1.3 Nigeria Customs Information

Storage Facilities 

There are no storage facilities. Cargo must be loaded directly from aircraft to transporters and taken out of airport area. 

FUEL SERVICES CHARGES 

 

Price per Litre USD - $ 

Jet A-1 

$0.71/l 

Avgas 

N/A 

CARGO TERMINAL CHARGES 

There is no Cargo Terminal. 

AIR-BRIDGE CHARGES 

There is no air bridge. 

Security 

Due to heightened security issues there are multiple security provisions, both State and FAAN security personnel in addition to military forces and double-fencing.