Ever wondered which Nigerian states have the top-performing airports? Well, wonder no more!
Ranking Nigerian states by their international airports, from best to rest
Let's fly through the country's aviation industry, highlighting the best and the rest when it comes to airports.
We've ranked them for you, considering things like how busy they are with passengers and cargo, and the quality of their facilities.
1. Lagos State: Murtala Muhammed International Airport
Nigeria's busiest and West Africa's largest airport, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, situated in Ikeja, Lagos State, takes the top spot. Boasting two terminals, it serves as a bustling hub for both domestic and international flights.
2. Abuja Federal Capital Territory: Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
The Federal Capital Territory hosts the second busiest airport in Nigeria, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. This singular terminal juggles the demands of both domestic and international flights.
3. Akwa Ibom State: Akwa Ibom International Airport
Uyo's Akwa Ibom International Airport secures the third position. As Nigeria's next busiest airport, it accommodates a variety of domestic flights for travellers trying to access various parts of the South-South. While the terminal can recieve special international flights, it does not offer commercial international flights. All domestic flights are well managed from a single, efficient terminal.
4. Rivers State: Port Harcourt International Airport
Port Harcourt International Airport, nestled in Rivers State, clinches the fourth spot. With two terminals specialising in domestic and non-commercial international flights respectively, it's a key player in Nigeria's aviation scene.
5. Kano State: Aminu Kano International Airport
Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano State takes fifth place. This airport, with its sole terminal, acts as a crucial hub for domestic and special international flights.
6. Enugu State: Akanu Ibiam International Airport
Enugu's Akanu Ibiam International Airport lands in the sixth position. Serving as a major hub in the southeast, this airport is a bustling point for both domestic and non-commercial international travel.
7. Cross River State: Margaret Ekpo International Airport
Margaret Ekpo International Airport in Calabar, Cross River State, is the seventh busiest airport in Nigeria. Its sole terminal efficiently manages both domestic and international flights.
8. Delta State: Asaba International Airport
Asaba International Airport in Delta State claims the eighth spot. With one terminal handling diverse flights, it's a key player in the Nigerian aviation landscape.
9. Bayelsa State: Bayelsa International Airport
Yenagoa hosts the ninth busiest airport, Bayelsa International Airport. This airport, with one terminal, caters to both domestic and international flights.
10. Anambra State: Anambra International Airport
Rounding up the list is Anambra International Airport in Umudike, Anambra State. Despite being the newest kid on the block, it holds its own as the tenth busiest airport in Nigeria.
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