Akanu Ibiam International Airport

Akanu Ibiam International Airport

Enugu Airport
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorFederal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
ServesEnugu, Awgu, Abakaliki, Awka, Umuahia; (Onitsha),( Nnewi),(Owerri), Aba, Okigwe, Nsukka, Orlu, Afikpo and Arochukwu, Parts of Cross River, Benue and Kogi States of Nigeria. Nigeria
Elevation AMSL466 ft / 142 m
Coordinates6°28′26″N 7°33′40″E / 6.47389°N 7.56111°E / 6.47389; 7.56111
ENU is located in Nigeria
Location of airport in Nigeria
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passenger change 14–15Increase4.5%

Akanu Ibiam International Airport (IATA: ENU, ICAO: DNEN), also known as Enugu Airport, is an airport serving Enugu, the capital city of Enugu State of Nigeria, and nearby cities, such as Abakaliki, Awka, Onitsha, Nnewi, Afikpo, Okigwe, Nsukka, Ugep, Orlu, Idah, Otukpo and Ogoja. The airport is named after the late Akanu Ibiam (1906–1995), a medical doctor and statesman who hailed from Afikpo in Ebonyi State.

Enugu Airport - Old Terminal construction, circa 1955.https://faan.gov.ng/akanu-ibiam-international-airport/

The airport was closed on February 10, 2010, by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) for the first phase of major renovation and expansion works. The airport was re-opened on 16 December 2010, but the second and third phase of the construction work is still ongoing. The airport is being prepared for its new status as an international airport.

Airlines and destinations

Air Peace Abuja, Lagos
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Green Africa Airways Lagos
Ibom Air Abuja, Lagos
United Nigeria Airlines Abuja, Lagos


Annual passenger traffic at ENU airport. See Wikidata query.
Old Enugu Airport (Original Construction) - Test Flight on new runway. https://faan.gov.ng/akanu-ibiam-international-airport/

These data show number of passengers movements into the airport, according to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria's Aviation Sector Summary Reports.

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Passengers 197,783 173,559 201,064 276,035 366,592 N.D. 301,744 211,225 229,676 337,530 352,820
Growth (%) Decrease 3.88% Decrease12.25% Increase15.85% Increase37.29% Increase32.81% N.D. N.D. Decrease30.00% Increase 8.74% Increase46.96% Increase 4.53%
Source: Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Aviation Sector Reports (2010-2013, 2014, Q3-Q4 of 2015, and Q1-Q2 of 2016,)

See also

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