Abuja Airport named best airport in Africa

Abuja Airport named best airport in Africa

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has received the 2020 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award for Best Airport by Size and Region (5 to 15 million passengers per year in Africa) by the Airports Council International (ACI) Africa, a non-profit organisation representing the world’s airports.

This was disclosed in a press statement released by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Monday, March 1; and signed by its spokesperson, Henrietta Yakubu.

This award represents the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) commitment to continuously improving customer experience across all our airports. 

The recognition comes at a time when we are geared towards ensuring seamless airport facilitation; with the opening of new terminals and upgrading of our current infrastructures across board. 

Despite a turbulent year plagued by COVID-19 induced financial struggles; the authority has endeavored to prioritize customer satisfaction; while ensuring that health and safety remain topmost. 

FAAN MD/CEO Captain Rabiu Yadudu accepted the award on behalf of the authority; and restated FAAN’s commitment to ensuring the safety, security, and comfort of passengers at all airports across the country,” the statement reads.


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Equally important, Nigeria has 31 airports and 26 of the airports are operated by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. (FAAN), five of which are functional international airports.

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is located in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria; and is also the main airport serving the Nigerian capital city.


One week ago, a Nigerian military aircraft crashed near Abuja airport; killing all seven people on board, according to officials.

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