Bauchi Airport, also called Sir Tafawa Balewa International Airport, serves Bauchi City and other communities in Bauchi State. Named after Sir Tafawa Balewa in recognition of great contributions to the growth of Bauchi State and Nigeria.

Established in 2014 by the Isa Yaguda led administration to further aid the tourism of the state, agricultural progress and alliance with other states in the country.

Equipped with standard aviation equipment and every year, the airport handles a good deal of flights. One striking factor of this airport is its closeness to notable hotels and relaxation centers in the state. Notable places such as Bauchi Polo Club, Emir of Bauchi Palace, Yankari Game Reserve, and Wikki Warm Springs are at close proximity with the airport.


Sir Tafawa Balewa airport has one runway. Its surface is coated with Asphalt to enhance shear stress. The runway is also unlighted.


Bauchi Airport one terminal, well equipped with modern facilities. Since it’s completion, the terminal has been in good condition.

In an interview, the state government hinted on expanding the airport. In order to achieve this, the government have hinted on building a cargo terminal. Because of the depth of economic activities in this area, the cargo terminal will be a great addition. It will also increase the passenger and air traffic movement of the airport.

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