Kaduna International Airport DNKA

Unspecified airport

Kaduna International Airport 

Kaduna International Airport is the official alternative airport to Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (DNAA) during its six-week closure beginning March 8.

Country: Nigeria Operating hours: 24/7 
Tower frequency: 118.8 Latitude/longitude: N10°41.75′ / E7°19.22′
Elevation: 2072.0 feet MSL Mar Var: 1° W
Time zone: +1 UTC AOE: Yes 
Fuel types: Jet-A1 Airport type: Civil 
Customs: 24/7 Runway width: 45m (10.5m shoulder)
Runways: 1 Runway length: 3,100m
Airport slots: N/A  Fire category: 9  
ATC hours: 24/7  Aircraft handled:   B747

Cities served: Kaduna, Abuja, and Zaria.

Languages: English.

Lead time for permit approval: 48 hours.

Landing permits: Must be obtained from the CAA through an agent before landing.

Navaid Available:

  • ILS/VOR has been recently installed
  • RNAV approach acceptable


  • Open bay parking is available
  • Capacity for 9-12 jets

Equipment availability: Portable water carts GPU up to 737/747 capacity and aircraft steps are available.

Terminal capacity: 500 passengers.

Maintenance and hangars: Light Maintenance only; hangars are not available.


  • Conoil is the only supplier
  • 1,400 tank capacity
  • Jet A1 available through fuel release

Catering: Not available.

Crew facilities: VIP Lounge is available for crew use.

  • A passport is required
  • Those coming from Yellow fever endemic regions require Yellow Fever Vaccination card


  • Visas not required for stay up to 72 hours
  • GENDEC, Crew ID, Uniform are required
Important Numbers
  • Fire: +234 8034655502
  • Police: +234 8123822284 / +234 818453313
  • Emergency: +234 8036154488

Security brief: It is highly advisable to check with your flight or trip support advisor before travel.

Alternative airport: DNKN (Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport).

  • Available for crew and passenger transport to VIP Lounge/hotel
  • Helicopter shuttle service is also available to Abuja DNAA
  • Hotel 7teen (40 minutes away)
  • Assa Pyramid Hotel (40 minutes away)

Note: This list is for informational purposes only and based on proximity. UAS does not promote any specific establishments.  

Tourists Attractions
  • Kaduna Museum
  • Kamuku National Park
  • Commonwealth War Cemetary
  • Lugard Tower

Kaduna has a tropical climate with an average annual temperature of 25°C. Summers experience more rainfall than the winter period. The highest annual temperatures occur in July, August, and September.