Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport And Location

Filed in BIOGRAPHIES by on December 2, 2019

Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport

Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto was commissioned on February 17, 1982.
It is located at South-south West of Sokoto. The Airport is mostly utilized during Hajj and Umrah operations.
The nearest community to the Airport is Bodinga.

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Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport or Sultan Saddik Abubakar Airport (IATA: SKO, ICAO: DNSO) is an airport serving Sokoto, the capital of the Sokoto State in Nigeria. Arik Air does daily operation from Abuja and Med-View Airlines does flights to Jeddah during Hajj using a 747.

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The Sokoto VOR-DME (Ident: SOK) and non-directional beacon (Ident: SK) are located on the field. The runway length does not include 118 metres (387 ft) displaced thresholds on each end.

Airlines and Destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aero Contractors Abuja
Arik Air Abuja
Med-View Airlines Jeddah


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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