Akure Airport is a domestic airport serving Akure the Ondo state capital. It also serves the neighboring Ekiti state. The airport was built by the Ondo State Government and commissioned on 8th February 1986. The airport is located at Oba-Ile community, east of the state capital and at a distance of 12km from the city center. The nearest towns to the Airport are Owode, Araromi and Eleyowo communities. The airport is operated by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Air Peace has one of its hubs at the airport. The airport was built to ensure ease of air travels and especially to further open Ondo state up with the prospect of making it a cosmopolitan pedigree. Akure Airport is recently renovated to meet the required international standard of airports.
More so, the Runway Orientation is 03/21. Runway dimension is 280 x 45m. Apron City is 150 x 70m.
WHAT TO BRING
Not to forget, before heading to Akure Airport, here are some helpful things to take along with you having booked your flight. This includes your flight document such as passport, flight ticket and booking confirmation. Your luggage is also important.
Also, the airport is designated a perishable and non-perishable cargo airport to harness the agricultural export of the state. It will thereby provide a gateway for farmers and industrialist to have access to international market.
AIRLINES AND DESTINATION
The two major airlines here are Air Peace (Lagos) and Overland Airways (Abuja). Akure Airport opens for flight from Monday to Friday.
The common visitors at the airport includes; Travelers, Travel Agents and Aviation Officers.