Sadiq Abubakar Iii International Airport 1

Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport, also known as Sultan Saddik Abubakar Airport is an airport serving Sokoto, the capital of Sokoto State, Nigeria. The airport is named after the 17th Sultan of Sokoto who reigned from 1938 to 1988. It is one of the oldest airports and has been renovated, upgraded and maintained since it was commissioned. The airport serves as the link connecting North-Western Nigeria and the rest of the world. Muslim pilgrims use the airport to connect with Jeddah during Hajj. It is one of the airports owned and operated by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).


The airport is one of the major domestic airports in Nigeria, it features the necessary facilities required as laid down by the aviation authority. It has also been maintained and kept to international standards.

The direction of the runway is 08/26. It has a length of 3,000m and 9,843 by ft. The surface is made of asphalt. The Sokoto VOR-DME (Ident: SOK) and non-directional beacon (Ident: SK) are located on the field. The runway length does not include 118 meters (387ft) displaced thresholds on each end.


Before heading to Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport, make sure you have your flight documents with you. Passport, flight ticket, confirmation details are important. Your luggage is also important. Make sure you are attentive to the flight announcements so you don’t miss your flight.


The fact that the airport serves as the major link for the primarily Muslim North-Western states makes it a hub for Muslim pilgrims. It serves Muslims pilgrims on Hajj and hosts airlines that operate internationally. The airport is well maintained too.


Arik Air does daily operation from Abuja. Aero Contractors also have their destination in Abuja. Med-View Airlines does flights to Jeddah during Hajj using a Boeing 747.


Tickets could be bought online through Jumia, Konga express, and so on.

Do have a safe flight boarding your flight from the Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport to your destinations.

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