Kaduna International Airport

Kaduna Airport (IATA: KAD, ICAO: DNKA) is an airport serving Kaduna, the capital of Kaduna State in Nigeria. The airport is around 22 kilometres (14 mi) northwest of the city. The airport opened in 1982.[4]

Kaduna International Airport
Airport typePublic / Military
Owner/OperatorFederal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
ServesKaduna, Nigeria
Elevation AMSL2,073 ft / 632 m
Coordinates10°41′45″N 7°19′15″E / 10.69583°N 7.32083°E / 10.69583; 7.32083
KAD is located in Nigeria
Location of the airport in Nigeria
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Sources: WAD[1] GCM[2] Google Maps[3]

Kaduna also has an older airport, Old Kaduna Airport, located on the northern edge of the city.

The airport was attacked by bandits on March 26, 2022, killing a security guard.[5]

Airlines and destinations

Aero Contractors Lagos
Air Peace Lagos
Arik Air Lagos
Azman Air Lagos


Annual passenger traffic at KAD airport. See Wikidata query.

Accidents and incidents

  • Eleven passengers died in the crash of Nigeria Airways Flight 357 which took place at the airport in 1955.[6][7]
  • On 20 August 2010, Chanchangi Airlines Flight 334, involving a Boeing 737-200 5N-BIF, struck the localizer antenna and landed short of the runway. Several passengers were injured and the aircraft was substantially damaged. Chanchangi Airlines suspended operations following the accident.[8]

See also



  1. ^ "Airport information for DNKA". World Aero Data. Archived from the original on 2019-03-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) Data current as of October 2006. Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for KAD at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ Google Maps - Kaduna
  4. ^ "Kaduna Airport | Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria". Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  5. ^ "Two flights 'escape' as '200 terrorists' attack Kaduna airport, one dead". Vanguard News. 2022-03-27. Retrieved 2022-03-27.
  6. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-2F9 5N-AUA Kaduna Airport (KAD)". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  7. ^ "5N-AUA Nigeria Airways Boeing 737-2F9(A) - cn 22985 / 920". PlaneSpotters.net.
  8. ^ Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Chanchangi B732 at Kaduna on Aug 20th 2010, landed short of runway". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 22 August 2010.