Port Harcourt International Airport is an International Airport located in Omagwa, a suburb of Port Harcourt, the capital city of Rivers State. The airport is owned by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has two terminals for both international and domestic flights. In 2009, the airport is said to serve 1, 081, 587 passengers, making it the third busiest airport in Nigeria.
The Port Harcourt International Airport plays a vital role in the economy of the country. This is because it is located in Port Harcourt city, at the center of the country’s oil and gas industry. The airport allows direct air connections between the country and major destinations around the world, especially to and fro western countries.
The major passenger airlines and their destinations are; Aero Contractors (Abuja, Lagos), Air France (Abuja, Paris- Charles de Gaulle), Air Peace (Abuja, Lagos), Arik Air (Abuja, Lagos, Libreville), Dana Air (Abuja, Lagos), Lufthansa (Abuja, Frankfurt), Discovery Air Nigeria ( Abuja, Lagos and Uyo) and several others. The cargo airlines and their destinations are; Air France Cargo (Paris- Charles De Gaulle) , Air Atlanta Icelandic (Liege), Cargolux Airline (Luxembourg) and Western Global Airlines (Liege).