Makurdi Airport (IATA: MDI, ICAO: DNMK) is a domestic airport serving Makurdi, the capital city of Benue State, Nigeria. The airport is located at Fili along Makurdi Gboko road, in the state capital. The Makurdi airport is one of the airports owned by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. The airport commenced operation in 1983.
The airport has effectively been under the control of the Nigerian Air force since 2009. The Makurdi airport is for public use, and sometimes for military use. This airport is a relatively busy airport as it services the needs of travelers to and fro the ‘Food Basket of the Nation’ i.e. Benue State. Makurdi Airport is a major link for the Primarily Muslim Northern States; it serves Muslim Pilgrims and hosts airlines that operate internationally.
The Runway Orientation is 05/23. Runway Dimension is 3200 x 60 M. Apron Capacity is 240 x 60M B737 (1).
The runway has an additional 266 meters (873ft) paved overrun on each end. The Makurdi non-directional beacon (Ident: MK) is 12 nautical miles (2.2km) northwest of the runway.
WHAT TO BRING
Make sure you bring along your flight document: passport, flight ticket, and booking confirmation when coming to the airport for your flight. Your luggage and music/book to keep your company as you await your flight is also important.
AIRLINES AND DESTINATIONS
The major airline at the Makurdi Airport is Association Aviation which has its destination in Abuja.
WHERE TO BOOK YOUR FLIGHT
Tickets can be booked online through Jumia Travels and other services.
The frequent visitors at the airport are travelers, travel agents, and aviation officers. Enjoy and have a safe flight as you travel to your destination from the Airport.