This is one of the oldest airports in the country. The Airport was constructed in 1956 by the former Public Works Department (PWD) and upgraded in between 1975 and 1978 before it was finally handed over to the Nigerian Airports Authority (NAA).
Benin Airport is located at Ogba – Oko community about 2km southwest of the ancient Benin Kingdom. The nearest community to the airport is Ekenwa aerodrome.
Runway Orientation is 05R/23L
Runway Dimension is 240 x 45M
Apron capacity is 160 x 70M B747 (4)