Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
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The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport ( IATA: ABV, ICAO: DNAA ) is the airport in the Nigerian capital of Abuja and also the second - handed traffic of the country. It is named after Nigeria's first president Nnamdi Azikiwe.
The airport has two terminals - one for international and one for domestic flights.
On 13 November 2006 the Abuja Gateway Consortium signed a contract for the management and development of the airport with a term of 25 years. The contract covers 101 million U.S. $ for services as well as a planned investment of 371 million U.S. $.
In April 2009 it was announced that the Nigerian federal government, including with German help, the international part of the airport wants to expand. An additional runway and a new terminal to be built for about 20 million euros. The existing international terminal would then be used for domestic flights. It is envisaged to develop Abuja at one of the leading aviation hubs in Africa.
The contract with the Nigerian Bilfinger Berger subsidiary Julius Berger Nigeria PLC ( JBN ) to build a second airstrip was put on hold in March 2010 after allegations of corruption were raised. Thus JBN should converted 315 million euros for the construction and planning of 4.4 km of slopes obtained ( about 70 million euros per km). All airports would be a third of that amount elsewhere including terminal built in Africa.
From Abuja Airport there are daily flights to London Heathrow with British Airways, Lufthansa to Frankfurt by and to Cairo with EgyptAir. Several times a week flights to New York JFK via Accra by Delta Airlines and to Addis Ababa offered by Ethiopian Airlines. Air France took 4 June 2012 on daily flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle. At the same KLM introduced its existing since October 2000 connection to Amsterdam one. As of September 5, 2012 starts three times a week Kenya Airways to Nairobi. The Nigerian airline Arik Air flies to Accra / Ghana.
There are numerous domestic flights on various airlines both to the other airport as well as to smaller airfields in the country. Among with Aero Contractors (Nigeria ) to Enugu, Lagos, Port Harcourt, with Arik Air to Akure, Benin City, Calabar, Gombe, Enugu, Ilorin, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Maiduguri, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Uyo, Warri, Yola, and with Associated Aviation to Benin City, Ibadan, Markudi, with Chanchangi Airlines to Lagos, Port Harcourt, Dana Air to Kano, Lagos, IRS Airlines to Kano, Lagos, Maiduguri, Yola, Air Nigeria to Kano, Lagos, Sokoto Overland Airways to Ibadan, Ilorin, Jos, Katsina, Minna.