the capital city of Cross River State. More importantly, the airport was named after a woman activist Chief (Mrs.) Margaret Ekpo for her selfless service to the country and to the Nigerian woman. The air port was officially commissioned on July 23, 1983 by the former President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari. The airport is owned by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria and it serves Calabar and neighboring cities. Margaret Ekpo International Airport is one of the best domestic airports in Nigeria and it’s a medium airport. Its smooth operations and ease of flights have also helped boost the tourism allure of Calabar City.
The airport has a new terminal building. It has runways with the longest being 8.040 feet or 2.451 meters long. The Calabar VOR-DME is located 2.5 nautical miles (8.14km) off the threshold of Runway 03. The Calabar non-directional beacon is located on the field.
WORLD AIRPORT CODE
More so, the airport uses iata code CBQ, and icad code DNCA.
WHAT TO BRING
Before you visit the airport for your flight, make sure you bring along your travel documents, and other confirmation details.
AIRLINE AND DESTINATION
As a matter of fact, the major airline in Margaret Ekpo International Airport Calabar is Air Peace. It has destinations in Abuja and Lagos.
Also, this airport is one of the most beautiful airports as it is located in ‘The Nations Paradise’ city of Calabar. Have a safe trip as you book your flights in this airport.