Damaturu International Airport

New Airport
Completion: Unknown
IATA: n/a
ICAO: n/a
City: Damaturu
Country/Territory: Nigeria


Damaturu Airport is an international cargo airport to serve the city of Damaturu, Nigeria.

Jan-2023. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated Damaturu International Airport on 09-Jan-2023. 

Jun-2021. Nigeria's Yobe Commissioner for Transportation and Energy Alhaji Abdullahi Kukuwa said the state has spent over NGN18 billion (USD43.8 million) on the construction of Damaturu International Airport. The project was initially approved for NGN11.3 billion (USD27.5 million) in funding in Sep-2017. Mr Kukuwa also said the airport is ready for operations, pending the delivery of runway lighting equipment.

Mar-2020. Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni reported Damaturu International Airport will be completed by the end of Apr-2020. Mr Buni said the government planned to inaugurate the airport in May-2020.

Nov-2018. Yobe's State Commissioner for Works Alhaji Lawan Shettima said the Damaturu International Airport project, valued at NGN11.3 billion (USD31.1 million), will be complete within five months). Mr Shettima said the cargo airport's runway was extended from 3100m to 4100m and the overall project is 67% complete.

Sep-2017. Yobe's State Executive Council approved NGN11.32 billion (USD31.4 million) for the construction of an international cargo airport at Damaturu, according to State Commissioner for Education Alhaji Mohammed Lamin.

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