History of FAAN
In 1971 the Nigerian government appointed Netherlands Airport Consultants (NACO) to survey the existing international airports, prepare a master plan, and conduct feasibility and economic impact studies for the upgrading of Lagos airport and 13 other airports in the country. That was the start of the first wave of airport development that would take place during the 1970s.
The Birth of Nigeria Airports Authority
Murtala Muhammed International AirportNigeria Airport Authority was established by decree 45 of 1976 with the statutory responsibility of overseeing the operation and maintenance of all Federal Airports.
The Renaming of NAAThe Civil Aviation reform of August 1995 brought about the realignment of some of the functionalities of NAA as well as the renaming of NAA to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN.
- 2013Upgrade & Remodeling
The Remodeling of FAAN AirportsThe Federal Ministry of Aviation in 2013, launched the most ambitious rehabilitation program the aviation industry has experienced since its inception. The program involved the remodeling and rehabilitation of 22 Federal government-owned airports around the country. Many of the country's Airport terminals were rehabilitated and remodeled to increase their capacity. This program is 90 percent completed.
- 2015Category One Certified
Category One Re-CertificationThe U.S Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) assessed the country's aviation safety rules, procedures, and available facilities, giving us a pass mark to enable bilateral air connections between the two countries, allowing airlines of both sides to fly direct to either country.