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Yakubu Gowon AIRPORT

Yakubu Gowon Airport is the airport serving Jos, the capital city of the Plateau State of Nigeria. It was named after Yakubu Gowon, the Nigerian head of state from 1966 to 1975. It is also known as Jos Airport. The airport was commissioned on 4th, March, 1988 by Air vice Marshall Anthony E. Okpere, the former Honorable minister of aviation. Yakubu Gowon airport is located at Heipang in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the State. It is one of the airport sowned and operated by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). It is approximately 40km from the city center and it is built on a table land. The nearest town to the airport is Kassa.

FACILITIES

The Runway Orientation is 10/28, Runway Dimension is 3000 x 45m and the Apron Capacity is 215 x 50m. The Jos non-directional beacon (Ident: JS) is located 1.5 nautical miles (2.8km) east of the airport. The Jos VOR-DME (Ident: JOS) is located on the field. The runway has 60 meters (200ft) overruns on each end.

WHAT TO BRING

You should bring along your flight document: passport, flight ticket, booking confirmation and your luggage.

COMMON VISITORS

This includes; Travelers/Passengers, travel agents and aviation officers.

AIRLINE AND DESTINATION

Arik Air is one of the major airlines that fly to and from the airport.  Arik Air’s major destination from Yakubu Gowon Airport is the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos. Enjoy your flight from the beautiful and cold city of Jos.

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