Sultan Abubakar III International Airport

Airport Road, Sokoto

History of Sultan Abubakar III International Airport

Sultan Abubakar III International Airport was built in 1983.

Built by FAAN in 1983.

Serving Sokoto and its neighboring states, this airport serves as the link connecting North-Western Nigeria and the rest of the world.


This is a very safe location.

  • Be cautious of your possessions as pick-pockets look for easy targets
  • Be attentive to the flight announcements so you don't miss your flight
  • What To Bring

    Before heading to Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Your flight documents; passport, flight ticket, booking confirmation (in case of a problem)
  • Your luggages
  • Music player or a good book to keep you company as you await your flight
  • Best Features

    Also known as Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport, the airport is named after the 17th Sultan of Sokoto who reigned from 1938 to 1988\. Commissioned in 1938, some parts of it got destroyed by a rainstorm a year after, which took a few years to reconstruct. One of the major domestic airports in Nigeria, it features the necessary facilities required as laid down by the aviation authority. In the few times it defaulted to keep to international standards, it has promptly been shut down till the issue gets rectified to ensure customers are guaranteed a safe flying experience.

    Writer's Review

    As the major link for the primarily Muslim North-Western states, it serves Muslim pilgrims and hosts airlines that operate internationally. It is relatively well maintained too.


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